City of Cleveland and US Attorney’s Office Seeking Qualified Applicants to Fill Vacancies on Community Police Commission

The City of Cleveland and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to fill two current public representative vacancies on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC). All applications submitted by individuals will be retained and those not selected for the two current vacancies will be considered for appointment for any additional public representative vacancies that may arise in calendar year 2021.

The CPC is a 13-person body created as part of the agreement between the City and the Justice Department to foster police and community communication and understanding and to provide input on reform.  It is made up of 10 public representatives and one representative from each of the three police unions: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield.

The appointed public members include representatives of faith-based organizations, civil rights advocates, business/philanthropic groups, organizations representing communities of color, advocacy organizations, youth or student organizations, academia and individuals with expertise in the challenges facing people with mental illness or the homeless.

Cleveland Community Police Commission Application and Instructions