Newly-Formed Pasadena Community Police Oversight Commission to Hold its First Meeting on Tuesday, October 26

Lisa Derderian, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755,

(Pasadena, CA.) - The first meeting of Pasadena's 11-member Community Police Oversight Commission will take place via teleconference on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public may view the meeting online through Zoom.

The Pasadena City Council unanimously created the Commission by ordinance in October 2020. 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 police department." In addition to establishing the Commission and appointing its 11 members, the City Council has also awarded a contract to Brian Maxey of Modern Policing, LLC to serve as the Independent Police Auditor, who, among other things, will serve as a best-practices advisor to the Commission.

The agenda for the Commission's October 26 meeting includes remarks from Mayor Victor Gordo and City Manager Steve Mermell, presentations regarding general meeting process from Mr. Maxey, City Attorney Michele Beal Bagneris, and others, and general organizational matters such as selecting a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Commission and setting the regular meeting day and time.

Following posting of the agenda after Thursday evening, October 21st, members of the public may access the Commission meeting agenda on the webpage linked below. The agenda will also describe how members of the public may observe the meeting (online), and submit written or oral public comment to the Commission.

Learn more about the Community Police Oversight Commission and other City of Pasadena commissions at