The Citizen Review Panel is a policy-focused board that will help to ensure transparency and accountability in the way that the City of Tacoma Police Department operates.
The Citizen Review Panel consists of seven members who are nominated by the Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee and confirmed by the City Council. The membership term is three years and includes persons representing the diverse communities in the City. Members must be residents of the City. No current member of the Tacoma Police Department, or his or her immediate family, may service on the Panel. No more than three members may be commissioned law enforcement professionals or retired commissioned law enforcement professionals. The membership term is three years and members may serve up to two consecutive three-year terms.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Panel also provides community outreach and education through public hearings and panel efforts.
- Reviewing police policy at the request of the City Council or City Manager
- Receiving and reviewing policy complaints by members of the public
- Providing advice to the City Council, the City Manager, and the Chief of Police on Police policy matters
Ordinances Establishing and Amending Tacoma Municipal Code 1.06.075 Pertaining to the Citizen Review Panel:
Staffing support to the Citizen Review Panel is provided by the City Manager's Office.