Volunteers needed for Citizen Review Panel

The City of Tacoma is recruiting multiple volunteers for the Citizen Review Panel, which is a policy advisory panel to the City Council with oversight of Tacoma Police Department policy. The Citizen Review Panel was recently revised from a five-member volunteer panel to a seven-member volunteer panel and is currently seeking applications for one of the newly created positions.

Members of the Citizen Review Panel are appointed by the City Council for three-year terms and are responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; engaging in community outreach; and attending monthly public meetings.

Qualified applicants will be screened by a criminal background check and must be a registered voter, have lived in Tacoma for at least two years immediately before applying, not hold any other elective public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department or be an immediate family member of a department employee.

Applications must be submitted to the Mayor’s Office by Sept. 1, 2010. To apply, send a completed application to Cindy DeGrosse, Mayor’s Office, Room 1200, Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402. Applicants can download the required application for committees, boards and commissions from the City’s Web site at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cbc or call (253) 594-7848.