Interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

 

Dear Residents of the City of Chicago,

The Chicago City Council Committee on Committees and Rules is in the process of accepting applications to establish the interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability as part of the Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance, passed July 2021. Members of this interim Commission will serve in a critical role ensuring the work of transforming the relationship between the Chicago Police Department and the communities it serves, building trust and increasing public safety as brought forth by the passage of the ordinance.

Applicants will be asked to speak to their experience relating to community involvement, leadership skills, and a reputation of integrity, among other qualifications that showcase applicants have a strong voice for their community in the direction of policing and safety.

Applications will be accepted through February, 4, 2022. Enclosed is a list of qualifications and a copy of the application. The Committee on Committees and Rules will review applications and will nominate 14 individuals to the Mayor. Per statute, the Mayor will select 7 individuals to establish and serve on the
interim Commission.

All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. The City Council looks forward to establishing the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability and the critical work ahead.


The Chicago City Council


To access the ordinance please click here

Below is a link to the application for Interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability. This application and all associated documents must be turned in by February 4, 2022.

Please click to view the qualifications for the Interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability.

Application for Interim Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability

Please submit all digital applications and applicable documents to committeeoncommitteesandrules@cityofchicago.org. Please make sure that the subject of the email states ECPS Application.