Applications are now available to sit on the Portland Committee for Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP)! The application submission deadline is June 1, 2018. In order to apply, you must be at least 16 years old and live, work, worship, and/or go to school in Portland. (Please note that “worship” is broadly defined to include all religions and areas of worship.) PCCEP members cannot be current City employees or have an actual or perceived conflict of interest with the City.
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PORTLAND COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY-ENGAGED POLICING APPLICATION INFORMATION
What is the Portland Committee for Community-Engaged Policing?
The Portland Committee for Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP) is being formed to independently assess the City of Portland’s Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in addition to working with the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to develop policies and assess community engagement efforts. The Settlement Agreement calls for reform to PPB policies and training, particularly related to use of force and interactions with people who have or are perceived to have a mental health condition.
You can find more information on the PCCEP here.
You can find general information on the Settlement Agreement here.
What will the PCCEP do?
The PCCEP will engage with Portland’s diverse communities in key areas of concern, including constitutional policing, use of force, interactions with people experiencing mental illnesses, complaint investigations, and racial justice. The PCCEP will also contribute to the development of the PPB Community Engagement Plan, as directed by the Settlement Agreement between the City of Portland and the DOJ.
The PCCEP will be authorized to:
Who can be a PCCEP member?
Who is an ideal PCCEP candidate?
Individuals who are:
How will PCCEP members be selected?
The Mayor, in consultation with the Selection Advisory Committee and Council Offices, will interview final candidates and select 9 to 11 individuals to sit on the PCCEP. There will be five alternates. The Selection Advisory Committee, a five-member panel with representatives selected by the Mayor and each of the Commissioners, will review applications, conduct initial interviews and provide the Mayor with recommendations for final candidates.
What are the responsibilities of each PCCEP member?
Please return your completed application by Friday, June 1. There are several options for submitting your application:
FILL OUT AN ONLINE VERSION OF THIS APPLICATION BY JUNE 1:
You can print the application below, pick up a copy at the Mayor’s Office, or call Mandi Hood at 503-319-7736 to request a paper copy by mail.
RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION BY JUNE 1.
If you have questions regarding the PCCEP or this application, please contact Mandi Hood, PCCEP Project Manager, at (503) 319-7736 or email PCCEPinfo@portlandoregon.gov.
Please note that PCCEP application submissions are public records subject to disclosure upon request but effort will be made to protect sensitive information in public disclosure and discussion, to the extent allowed by law.
The City strives to eliminate barriers that may prevent persons with disabilities from participating in City programs, services and activities. If accommodations or translations are needed to submit a PCCEP application, or you have any other questions, please contact Mandi Hood at (503) 319-7736.
In recognition of the importance of the participation of persons with lived experience of a mental health condition in the PCCEP process, accommodations will be provided to ensure a safe environment that supports full participation of all PCCEP members.