Pasadena Community Police Oversight Commission Chair Raúl Ibáñez will not seek renomination to the position following his two-year tenure.
He made the announcement at Thursday’s CPOC meeting.
“As we approach the end of our fiscal year where we hold our yearly cabinet elections, I just want to express my deepest gratitude to all of my colleagues from our commissioners to our City Staff, to our outside legal counsel and of course to our IPA (Independent Police Auditor).”
“Although I will not be seeking the third consecutive year as chair, serving as chair of this inaugural commission has been an honor.”
Ibáñez, who is an educator, said while he has grown and benefited so much serving as chair, he believes other members should also benefit from the experience.
He will still serve as a CPOC member for three more years.
“I’m excited for the work we are going to continue to do together,” he further told the commissioners.
Ibáñez, who is from District 5, is the first chair of the CPOC, which first convened in October of 2021.
The CPOC’s role is to strengthen community-police relations and make recommendations regarding ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department to the chief of police and to the City Council.