Citizen Police Advisory Committee wants to fill five seats

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The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill five positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, including three at-large positions, one youth position and one City Council District 5 position.

The Citizen 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 Citizen 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 and one youth member. At least 40 percent of its members are representative of traditionally underrepresented communities.

Qualified applicants must 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. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Additional information on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee is available at cityoftacoma.org/government/citizen_police_advisory_committee or through Bucoda Warren in the City Manager’s Office, who can be reached at bwarren@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 594-7925.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, Oct. 12.

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