PASADENA, Calif.—While the day-to-day job of the police department is for sworn and trained law enforcement personnel, the police department is ultimately accountable to civilian control. In Pasadena, the Chief of Police reports to the City Manager. In turn, the Public Safety Committee of the City Council provides general review, and the City Council is the ultimate policymaking body for the police and all City departments. The City Manager, the members of the Public Safety Committee and the City Council are all non-police civilians.
We are seeking the input of Pasadena residents, advocacy groups and others with constructive viewpoints on whether there needs to be an additional civilian review body, such as a Community Police Oversight Commission, established to provide greater oversight or review of law enforcement in Pasadena. If so, we are seeking input on the nature of oversight that you would like to see provided. The City of Pasadena values the input of our community and is committed to reviewing all submissions.
Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/police-oversight-comments to take the survey.
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