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Apply for Citizen Review Panel

Apply for Citizen Review Panel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT
Reid Bennion, Staff Liaison to the Citizen Review Panel, (253) 591-5526

City Council Seeks Applicants for the Citizen Review Panel

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill one position on the Citizen Review Panel.

The Citizen Review Panel is a seven-member advisory panel to the City Council with oversight of Tacoma Police Department policy. Members of the Citizen Review Panel are recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services and Education Committee and appointed by the City Council.

The Panel is responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach.

Qualified applicants will be screened by a criminal background check and must be a registered voter, have lived in Tacoma for at least two years immediately before applying, not hold any other elected 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 promoting diversity in its committees, boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

For additional information on the Citizen Review Panel, please visit cityoftacoma.org/government/committees_boards_commissions/citizen_review_panel or contact Reid Bennion at (253) 591-5526.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Linnea Meredith at (253) 591-5178, City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.

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