Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission Vacancies
The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission was created by Ordinance 2012-Or-061, amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, approved by the City Council on September 21, 2012. The Commission assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner and provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of police policy and procedure. Commission members have a variety of responsibilities including shaping police policy, auditing cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness trainings for the Minneapolis Police Department.
Deadline: For receiving applications will be Friday, October 20, 2017.
There are currently 6 vacancies for a 2 year term.
- Seat 2: City Council appointed for unfulfilled term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2018.
- Seat 3: City Council appointed for a term beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019.
- Seat 4: City Council appointed for a term beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019.
- Seat 6: Mayor appointed with City Council approval for a term beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31
- Seat 7: Mayor appointed with City Council approval for a term beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2019.
Note: Seats may have an incumbent seeking re-appointment.
- Minneapolis residency is required.
- Applicants may not be currently or previously employed by the Minneapolis Police Department.
- References may be provided and will be checked.
All commission members must:
- Have the ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures for the purpose of conducting audits of cases involving police misconduct;
- Have excellent writing skills;
- Have competent communication and presentations skills for reporting the results of research to the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee of the City Council;
- Facilitate, along with the police department, appropriate cultural awareness training for sworn officers as determined by the commission;
- Contribute to the performance review of the Chief of Police;
- Create and implement a community outreach program and coordinate outreach activities with the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights;
- Leverage relationship with community organizations to strategically support the Commission’s community outreach efforts.
- Be willing to engage in community outreach events with the public;
- Not have a pending complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department;
- Conduct themselves with integrity and maturity when dealing with emotionally charged matters;
- Show a strong commitment to community service;
- Have the ability to communicate with people of all levels of education and backgrounds;
- Be willing to work with the Minneapolis Police Department when reviewing practice and procedures; and
- Be able to complete training regarding police use of force, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Laws, and the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
Commission Contact: Imani Jaafar, Director of Office of Police Conduct Review, 612-673-2426 [email protected]
City Clerk's Office: 612-673-2216 or [email protected]
Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Mayor, the Chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, & Emergency Management Committee and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights staff for recommendation. Selected applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the Public Safety, Civil Rights, & Emergency Management (PSC&EM) Committee. Applications are then forwarded from the PSC&EM Committee to the full Council for approval.
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission meets once per month. Meetings may be conducted in the evening or on weekends. All meetings will be televised. Commission members are compensated $50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings, and shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other city boards and commission members.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2017