Selection Panel to Launch Application Process for Community Police Commission

Monday, July 20, 2015

CLEVELAND – Applications for the Community Police Commission will be released tonight, July 20, at 7:00 p.m. during a public meeting held at Cuyahoga Community College’s Advanced Technology Training Center. The application and related materials will be available online at by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Links to Community Police Commission application will be accessible through the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio websites’. Paper copies of the application will be available for pickup at Cleveland City Hall and all branches of the Cleveland Public Library.

Completed applications for the Commission must be submitted to the Selection Panel by Thursday, August 6, 2015. Applications may be submitted online via, by email, U.S. postal mail, or in person to a secure drop-off box that will be available at City Hall for the delivery of paper copies. The Selection Panel is working with community groups and faith-based organizations to facilitate the distribution of these applications throughout the city.

In addition to the 10 members appointed by the Selection Panel, the commission will also include a member appointed by each of the three local police associations: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield.

The Community Police Commission will work to bring forward recommendations to the Mayor and Cleveland Division of Police on policies and practices that will help strengthen relations between the City of Cleveland Police Department and the communities they serve. The commission will regularly issue progress updates to the community.