Applications for CPC Commissioners Open Now

The City of Cleveland and the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio are seeking qualified applicants to fill the remaining terms for two vacancies on the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC). Applications received may also be considered for other CPC vacancies that occur in 2021.

To be eligible for appointment to the vacant positions on the Commission, applicants must live or work in the City of Cleveland. The appointment period to fill is through September 2023. Candidates may complete an online application on the City of Cleveland website or obtain paper copies at City Hall entrances and at Cleveland Public Library branch locations. Commission members are not compensated and serve in a volunteer capacity. Applications are due July 7, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Commission members are picked by an independent selection panel appointed by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in accordance with the consent decree. The panel reviews all applications and recommends new CPC members. Members are then appointed to the Commission by the mayor to fill out the appointment term.

About the CPC

The CPC is a 13-person body created as part of the Consent Decree between the City and the Justice Department in 2015. The purpose is to foster improved police and community relationships and provide community input on the agreed reforms. The CPC consists of 10 civilian representatives and one representative from each of the three police union organizations: the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Shield. The current vacancies are for the civilian representative positions.

The 10 appointed civilian members include representatives of faith-based organizations, civil rights advocates, business/philanthropic groups, organizations representing communities of color, advocacy organizations, youth or student organizations, academia, and individuals with expertise in the challenges facing people with mental illness or the homeless. Learn more about the Commission and its work.

The mandate of the Commission is to: 

  1. Make recommendations to the Chief of Police and the City of Cleveland, including the Mayor and City Council, on policies and practices related to community and problem-oriented policing, bias-free policing, and police transparency.
  2. Work with the many communities that make up Cleveland for the purpose of developing recommendations for police practices that reflect an understanding of the values and priorities of Cleveland residents. 
  3. Report to the City and community as a whole and provide transparency on police department reforms.

Application Deadline:
July 7, 2021 at 5:00pm

How to Apply:

  1. Online: Click here for the online application. The online application can be submitted by email to selectionpanel@city.cleveland.oh.us, or it can be printed and submitted by hand delivery or by regular mail. 
  2. In Person: A printed paper copy of the application form can be obtained at Cleveland City Hall or your nearest branch of Cleveland Public Library. 

How to Submit a Completed Application: 

  1. By Email: Complete the PDF application,  then email the completed application as an attachment to the following email address: selectionpanel@city.cleveland.oh.us. Every application submitted by email will receive a confirmation email. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder. If you cannot locate the confirmation, please resend your application.
  2. Hand delivery: Hand deliver a completed application on or before July 7, 2021 to one of the drop-off boxes that are located at the security desks at the two entrances to Cleveland City Hall (601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114), between 8 a.m. and 4:30p.m.
  3. U.S. Mail: Mail a completed application, with the envelope having a postmark date of on or before July 7, 2021 to:

Attn: Commission Selection Panel
Office of the Mayor, Room 202
Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

 
If you have trouble completing and/or submitting this application, please contact the CPC or email:
selectionpanel@city.cleveland.oh.us