City Council Seeks Applicants for the Citizen Police Advisory Committee

The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two at-large positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee.

The committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. The committee is responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members of the committee are recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services & Education Committee and appointed by the City Council. The committee consists of 11 members, one member from each City Council district, five members from the general community and one youth member. No less than 40 percent of its members will be individuals representing traditionally underrepresented communities.

Qualified applicants will be residents of Tacoma, not hold any other elected public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department, or be an immediate family member of a department employee. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

For information on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, please visit cityoftacoma.org/government/citizen_police_advisory_committee or contact India Adams in the City Manager’s Office at (253) 591-5142.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Application information is available at cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or by contacting Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@cityoftacoma.org, or in the City Clerk’s Office, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11 in Tacoma.

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