City of Pasadena Seeks Independent Police Auditor

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is seeking to contract with an independent police auditor to advise the newly-created 11-member Community Police Oversight Commission.

Eligible firms or individuals are encouraged to review the request for proposals for independent police auditor, which can be found at the City of Pasadena's vendor portal or the City Attorney's website. In order to review request for proposals, proposers must register on the PlanetBids website. There is no charge for registration.

The independent police auditor will be expected to perform the following duties, among others, as set forth by the ordinance adopted by the City Council in October 2020:

  • Serve as a best-practices advisor to the Community Police Oversight Commission;
  • Review categorical uses of force by Pasadena Police Department personnel to assess whether the police department's investigation was complete, thorough, objective, and fair;
  • Review investigations of personnel complaints of bias-based policing;
  • Where directed by or in conjunction with the commission, recommend changes to police department policies; and
  • Issue public reports.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Details relating to the scope of work and submission instructions can be found in the request for proposals. Local Pasadena businesses, small and micro-businesses, and women and minority-owned businesses are encouraged to propose.

Questions regarding this request for proposals should be directed via email only to

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