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Tacoma City Council Seeks Applicants for the Community’s Police Advisory Committee

Tacoma City Council Seeks Applicants for the Community’s Police Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 28, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT

Bucoda Warren, Staff Liaison, bwarren@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 594-7925

Tacoma City Council Seeks Applicants for the Community’s Police Advisory Committee

 

The Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill the following four positions on the Community’s Police Advisory Committee: one youth position age 16-18, one Council District No. 3 position, and two At-Large positions.

The Community’s Police Advisory Committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. The Committee is responsible for conducting policy review, reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports, and engaging in community outreach. Members of the Community’s Police Advisory Committee are recommended by the Community Vitality and Safety Committee and appointed by the City Council. The Committee is comprised of 11 members; one member from each City Council District, five members from the general community, one youth member age 16-18, and at least 40 percent of its members are individuals representing traditionally underrepresented communities.

Qualified applicants will be residents of Tacoma, not hold any other elective public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department, or be an immediate family member of a department employee.

The City is committed to creating an equitable and anti-racist community and wants our committees, boards, and commissions to reflect our diverse community. For these vacancies, Black and Indigenous community members, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants, and refugees are especially encouraged to apply.

Additional information on the Community's Police Advisory Committee is available at the web page. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by end of day Wednesday, November 11, 2020. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication. For questions about the application process, to request the application in an alternate format, or to submit additional documents please contact Michelle Emery in the City Clerk’s Office at servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5505.

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