FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/10/2014
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Council Briefed by Community Police Commission
Seattle – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, hosted the Community Police Commission (CPC) at Council Briefing on Monday. The CPC highlighted work from 2013 and discussed the 2014 work plan.
"The 15 commissioners have done tremendous work representing the diversity of Seattle and advancing reform," said Harrell. "The CPC has been a critical resource in helping us develop community dialogue and facilitating community relationships to enhance public safety for all," Harrell added.
Link to the briefing documents are available online:
- Community Police Commission Update Presentation
- Community Outreach Report
- Community Police Commission Summary Report
The CPC was established in 2012 as part of the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement. The 15 community representatives are responsible for making recommendations to the City on any changes to Seattle Police Department (SPD) policies, practice, training regarding stops and detentions, bias-free policing, transparency and public reporting, and Office of Professional Accountability.
The Commission has accomplished extensive community outreach. In total, the Commission has conducted over 150 outreach events and has received input from over 3,400 community members. Those communities include but are not limited to communities of color, homeless, immigrants and refugees, youth, people with disabilities, individuals with substance abuse problems, and members of the LGBT community.