Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission
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: Open until filled, applications will be collected until early Spring 2013.
Seven (7) open positions: four (4) shall be appointed by the City Council, and three (3) shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to Council approval.
In order to stagger the expiration of terms, the original appointments of commissioners shall be for one (1) or two (2) years, as determined by the City Clerk. Thereafter, appointments shall be for two (2) years.
- 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;
· Be willing to engage in community outreach events with the public;
· Not have a pending complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department or have filed a complaint within the past five years;
· 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.
You can also contact the City Clerk office directly for applications at 612-673-2216 or at email@example.com.
Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk.
· Email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
· Mail or deliver your application to:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, City Hall,
350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis MN 55415-1382
· Fax your application to: 612-673-3812
Commission Contact: Michael K. Browne, Assistant Director of Civil Rights (Office of Police Conduct Review), 612-673-2426 Michael.Browne@minneapolismn.gov
City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216, email@example.com
Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Mayor, the Chair of the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health 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 & Health (PSC&H) Committee. Applications are then forwarded from the PSC&H 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.
If you need this material in an alternative format please call Ahmed Muhumud at 612-673-2162 or email Ahmed.Muhumud@minneapolismn.gov Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users may call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Last updated Dec. 3, 2012