COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN POLICE OVERSIGHT
April 14, 2016
Independent Police Review Announces Recruitment for Volunteers to Serve on the Citizen Review Committee
Constantin Severe, Director of the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR), announces the opening of recruitment for volunteers to serve three-year terms on the Citizen Review Committee (CRC) – an advisory body to IPR and the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).
“Service on this committee requires evidence - based decision making, objectivity, fairness and impartiality in regards to law enforcement. We are looking for community members that have a strong commitment to public service and who are willing to make a substantial time commitment,” said Severe.
IPR is the city agency responsible for the civilian oversight of the Police Bureau. CRC members hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations, listen to public concerns regarding police conduct, engage in training and other activities to learn about policing, review Police Bureau policies and procedure, and advise IPR.
This volunteer positon will include service on the Police Review Board to make fact-based recommendations for discipline in use of force incidents to the Chief of Police and Police Commissioner.
Applications are available at the IPR office as well as on IPR’s website at www.portlandoregon.gov/ipr. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners. Applications must be received at the IPR office by 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Delivery can be by mail or in person at 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland OR, 97204, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 503-823-4571. If you have any questions, please call IPR’s main line at 503-823-0146.
“It is our goal to have a membership reflective of the rich diversity in Portland,” Severe said.