PASADENA, Calif.—In October 2020, the City Council established a Community Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) by ordinance. The purpose of the commission is to enhance, develop, and strengthen community-police relations, and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department to the chief of police, city manager, and/or City Council.
The City is now accepting applications for the initial nominations for appointment to the commission, with appointments to occur in the coming weeks. The application for those interested in serving as a commission member is now available online.
The CPOC will be composed of 11 members, with each City Council member nominating one (for a total of eight), and three members nominated from community-based organizations. No later than 90 days after appointment to the commission, commissioners must participate in a ride-along with the Pasadena Police Department, and receive 30 hours of training in relevant subject matter areas. Further information about the qualifications and duties of commissioners can be found in the Pasadena Municipal Code, Chapter 2.60.
In the near future, the City Council will consider and adopt by resolution a policy for appointment of members to the Community Police Oversight Commission. Those who are interested in serving are encouraged to apply immediately to be part of the pool of applicants to be considered for the initial appointments to the 11 available vacant positions.
For questions, additional information, or to be sent an application by mail, please contact the mayor’s office at (626) 744-4333.