Police Reform

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Join the new Community Police Commission

The Office of Mayor Justin M. Bibb is now seeking applications for the new Community Police Commission (new Commission) as outlined in Charter Section 115-5. The application deadline is extended to Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The new Commission will have independent oversight and review of police misconduct. Apply today to be one of the 13 members to be appointed to the new Commission with Council approval to make Cleveland a national model for police accountability and reform.

Application process 

Please note that all Commission applications are considered a public record, and the applications are subject to disclosure as a public record upon request. Applications for the new Community Police Commission position must be submitted and received by May 9, 2022 or be placed in the regular U.S. mail and postmarked on or before May 9, 2022. Every application received will be reviewed and considered by the City.

There are two ways to apply – online or by mail:

  1. Complete the online application form below.

  2. A printed copy of the application form can be obtained at Cleveland City Hall, at your nearest branch of Cleveland Public Library or printed directly from this website for submission by hand delivery or regular mail.

    • Hand delivery: Hand deliver a completed application on or before May 9, 2022 to one of the drop-off boxes that are located at the security desks at the two entrances to Cleveland City Hall (601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114), between 8 a.m. and 4:30p.m.

    • U.S. Mail: Mail a completed application, with the envelope and postmark date of on or before April 30,2022 to:
      Attn: Commission Advisory Group
      Office of the Mayor, Room 202
      Cleveland City Hall
      601 Lakeside Avenue
      Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Role of the new Commission

For more information about eligibility criteria to serve on the new Cleveland Community Police Commission, applicants are encouraged to review Charter Section 115-5, which outlines power, duties and responsibilities of the new Commission.


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