City Encourages Oakland Residents To Apply For Measure LL Police Commission

****City Encourages Oakland Residents To Apply For Measure LL Police Commission****

On Wednesday, May 31, Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Selection Panel for the Police Commission announced the opening of the application process for the Measure LL Police Commissioners. Establishing and maintaining public trust and confidence in the Police Department is essential for the Department to be able to provide the highest level of service to the community. The Selection Panel will seek to make appointments that reflect Oaklanders’ diversity of experiences, especially individuals from communities experiencing the most frequent contact with the Department. Strong commitment to police accountability and public service will be prioritized. Duties include overseeing the Community Police Review Agency, which will conduct investigations into allegations of officer misconduct; propose changes to, approve or reject current or proposed Department policies; remove the Chief of Police for cause; as well as other duties. Commissioners must meet two criteria: 1) Be a resident of the City of Oakland and 2) Be over the age of 18 by date of first Commission meeting. The Selection Panel strongly encourages formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. Measure LL prohibits these categories of people from serving: current sworn police officers; current City employees; former Department sworn employees and current or former employee, official or representative of an employee association representing sworn police officers. Applications are available at http://www2.oaklandnet.com/policecommission. Paper applications will be available at your local library, recreation centers and City Hall. Applications will be accepted until June 30, when the Selection Panel will begin to interview candidates. Appointments will be made by August 8. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To read the media release, please visit

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/w/oak064133.