Mayor appoints members to Community Police Commission
SEATTLE - Mayor Mike McGinn today announced his appointments to the new Community Police Commission. The Community Police Commission is a partnership between the police department, its officers, community members and public officials. The broad role of the Commission is to support the development of reforms, establishment of police priorities and mechanisms to promote community confidence in the Seattle Police Department.
The Commission consists of 15 members. All 15 members are appointed by the Mayor and are subject to City Council confirmation. The agreement requires that one member from the Seattle Police Officers Guild and one member from the Seattle Police Management Association sit on the Commission. The remaining 13 members were selected from applicants who reside or work in Seattle and include residents from each of the five geographic police precincts.
"Public safety relies on public trust and engagement," said McGinn. "That's why I proposed the creation of a Community Police Commission as part of our agreement with the Department of Justice to implement reforms in the Seattle Police Department. I thank all the members of this new commission for volunteering their time and experience to help build trust in our police force by working to develop reforms and engage the larger Seattle community."
The co-chairs of the Community Police Commission are Lisa Daugaard and Diane Narasaki.
The members of the Commission are:
The mayor created the Community Police Commission by Executive Order Number 02-2012 on October 9, 2012. The mayor and City Council worked to develop a list of appointments, including a public application process.
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