PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are looking for residents to oversee the police department. They have posted an application to the new Citizen Police Oversight Commission.
Commissioners will help improve police conduct, enhance the quality of internal investigations and increase communication and engagement between the community and police department.READ MORE: Eagles RT Lane Johnson Announces His Return, Opens Up About Mental Health
“Serving on the Citizens Police Oversight Commission is a terrific opportunity to give back to our city,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “This new Commission will increase police accountability and bolster the relationship with the department and community it serves, both of which are key to improving public safety and creating a stronger city for us all.”READ MORE: Maurice Hill, Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers During 2019 Standoff, To Begin Trial Monday
The selection process is going to be led by a Selection Panel composed of three appointees from City Council and two appointees from the Kenney administration. The appointees are:
- Pastor Carl Day, Culture Changing Christians (Mayoral Appointment)
- Vanessa Garrett Harley, Managing Director’s Office (Mayoral Appointment)
- Anjelica Hendricks, Esq., Former Police Advisory Commission staff (Council Appointment)
- Pastor Mark Tyler, Mother Bethel/POWER (Council Appointment)
- Samantha J. Williams, Esq., Office of Councilmember Curtis Jones (Council Appointment)
The application is now open and you can apply until Friday, Nov. 5.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Officials To Discuss Retaliatory Shooting Case, Reiterate Call To End Cash Bail
Click here to apply.