What we do

The Community Commission on Police Oversight (CCPO) was established to provide a forum for the public to have meaningful engagement in police oversight.


The commission may: 

  • Request programs of research and study to be conducted with the Civil Rights Department, including requesting complaint, investigation, and discipline records.
  • Research complaints of police officer misconduct, and present results to the city council, mayor, and chief of police.
  • Make recommendations relating to police department policies and procedures. 
  • Recommend training as a result of the research and study process.
  • Create community outreach programs and coordinate outreach activities.
  • Contribute to the annual performance review of the Police Chief.
  • Recommend processes and policies for complaint investigations that build in safeguards against community members who are vulnerable to retaliation.

See Ordinance establishing the CCPO