Recruiting for the Community Police Commission

Interested in police accountability, reform, policing and public safety issues?

Councilmember Lorena González's office is looking for candidates to nominate and appoint to the Community Police Commission (CPC).

Strong candidates for the CPC will have an interest in strengthening community-police relations and personal or professional experience with issues related to policing and public safety.

The CPC’s primary charge is to relay the community’s positions, voice and recommendations to SPD regarding policy and incidents of public concern. There are a total of 21 volunteer commissioners that serve on the CPC, and they are supported by an eight-person, full-time staff.

CPC Vision & Mission:

The CPC envisions Seattle’s communities and Seattle's police aligned in shared goals of safety, respect, and accountability. Its mission is to listen to, amplify, and build common ground among communities affected by policing in Seattle. The CPC champion policing practices centered in justice and equity.

CPC Commissioner Responsibilities:

Appointed commissioners are expected to:

  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings (first and third Wednesdays of every month from 9-12 pm)
  • Act as liaisons between the CPC and the community, including District representation
  • Attend and participate in community meetings, forums, and other events across the city
  • Serve on at least one standing committee or ad-hoc workgroups
  • Respond in a timely manner to CPC communications through city provided channels
  • Review materials in preparation for meetings
  • Work with CPC staff to achieve the goals and mission of the CPC

Application Process:

Please submit the following to be considered for an appointment:

  • A resume or bio
  • A cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience, particularly in relation to the criteria described above
  • A statement of commitment to attendance and full participation in the work of the commission.

Submit your application to: