FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2021
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, email@example.com
CITY OF PASADENA SEEKS INDEPENDENT POLICE AUDITOR
(Pasadena, CA.) - 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, https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/14770/portal-home, or the City Attorney's website, at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/city-attorney/. In order to review the Request For Proposals, proposers must register on the PlantBids 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: Serving as a best-practices advisor to the Community Police Oversight Commission; reviewing categorical uses of force by Police Department personnel to assess whether the Police Department's investigation was complete, thorough, objective, and fair; reviewing investigations of personnel complaints of bias-based policing; where directed by or in conjunction with the Commission, recommending changes to Police Department policies; and issuing public reports.
Proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org, via email, only.