Citizen Police Review Commission

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Apply to be on the Citizens Police Review Commission

PURPOSE:
The Citizen Police Review Commission is established as a subcommittee for the City’s Human Services Committee, for the following purposes:

(A) To promote public confidence in the professionalism and accountability of the City of Evanston’s Police Department through unbiased review of the investigation of citizen complaints, thoughtful policy recommendations;

(B) To add a citizen perspective to the evaluation of citizen complaints;

(C) To provide a timely, fair and objective review of citizen complaints and the manner which they are investigated; and

(D) To provide a systematic means to achieve continuous improvement in citizen and police interactions..  

 

ORDINANCE:  79-O-19: Creating Title 2, Chapter 15 of the Evanston City Code Forming a “Citizen Police Review Commission”

MEMBERS:

The Commission consists of nine (9) members who serve without compensation and are residents of the City of Evanston

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be an Evanston resident or employed in Evanston. 
  • All members must possess a reputation of fairness, integrity and a sense of public service. No current elected official, City employee or family member of any City employee may serve on the Commission.
  •  The appointments shall reflect community diversity, including all nine (9) wards, income levels, ethnicity, age, gender and experience. 
  •  Members must commit to attending meetings regularly and participating in other initiatives of the Commission.

MEMBER TERM:

  • Commission members are appointed to three (3) year terms by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council after the initial appointments for staggered terms.
  • No member may serve more than two (2) terms. 
  • The terms of the initial appointees shall be staggered as follows: Two (2) persons shall serve a one-year term, Three (3) persons shall serve a two-year term, Four (4) persons shall serve a three year term.

MEETING DATE:

  • TBD

PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center – Room #TBD

REPORTS TO:  Human Services Committee

   

 

STAFF: OPS Commander,
Evanston Police Department
847.866.5047
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