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Police Conduct Oversight Commission

The Police Conduct Oversight Commission assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner by shaping police policy, auditing police misconduct cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness training for the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Established Date:
Sep 21, 2012
Membership Details
No. of Seats:
9
Positions Occupied:
6
Vacant Positions:
3
Membership Description:

The Commission is made up of Minneapolis residents appointed by the Mayor and Council. Residents who are or have previously been employed by the Minneapolis Police Department are ineligible to serve on the committee. All members must participate in an annual training session by the Minneapolis Department of Civil rights and complete portions of the Citizen's Academy. 

Term Limit:
NA
Residency Requirement:
Must be a Minneapolis resident.
Compensation:
$50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings
Selection Procedure:

Members will be appointed using the City's open appointments process. 

Qualifications

  1. Show a strong commitment to community service
  2. Willingness to engage in community outreach events with the public
  3. Able to conduct themselves with integrity and maturity when dealing with emotionally charged matters;
  4. Ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and work collaboratively with City staff and stakeholders
  5. Willingness to work with the Minneapolis Police Department when reviewing practice and procedures; and
  6. Demonstrate the ability to read, apply logic, and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures for the purpose of improving police practices and policies
  7. No pending complaints against the Minneapolis Police Department
  8. Ability to successfully complete training that may include sessions on the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Laws, and police training opportunities
Appointing Cycle:
Fall
Members
Seat # Name Term Start Term End Appointing Authority Membership Requirements
1 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council
2 John Sylvester Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council
3 Abigail Cerra Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council
4 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Council
5 Kerry McGuire Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
6 Robert Jackson Pineau Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor
7 Vacant Apply Now Jan 1, 2020 Dec 31, 2021 Mayor
8 Jordan Robert Sparks Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Council
9 Jordan Crockett Apply Now Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2022 Mayor
Meeting Schedule:
Generally meets at 6:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
Location:
Room 241, City Hall
Address:
350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Legislative Details
Enabling Legislation:
This link open a new window Chapter 172. - Police Conduct Oversight, 172.80. - Police conduct oversight commission.
Bylaws:
This link open a new window Police Conduct Oversight Commission Bylaws
Enabling Legislation Revised Date:
Dec 16, 2017
Contact Information
Department:
Civil Rights Department
Phone:
{{'6126733012' | telePhone}}
Subcommittees
Subcommittee Name Description Meetings Calendar
Police Conduct Oversight Commission Audit Subcommittee The Police Conduct Oversight Commission Audit Committee assists the full Commission in fulfilling its responsibilities of overseeing the Minneapolis Police Department’s policy and procedure, compliance with law and policy, and organizational improvement in alignment with the strategies, objectives, and risks of the organization. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar
Police Conduct Oversight Commission Policy and Procedure Subcommittee The Police Conduct Oversight Commission Policy and Procedure Committee will facilitate the coordination of research and study, and will aid the Commission in identifying areas of further study that the Commission may overlook. View Agendas & Minutes View Meeting Calendar