City Council creates Community Police Oversight Commission

A new effort to connect the Jackson Police Department with the community was approved by the City Council. A new Community Police Oversight Commission was officially created at the Sept. 28 meeting.

The commission will consist of a five-member board of City residents and businesses owners who will advise the City’s Director of Police and Fire Services on community relations, policies, training, hiring and other programming. The ordinance also allows the oversight commission to review Jackson Police Department budgets, misconduct rules, and resident complaints about officer interactions.

Those interested in serving on the Community Police Oversight Commission may submit a Board/Commission Application through the City website. Qualified and selected applicants are appointed to serve three-year terms by the Jackson City Council. Monthly meetings will be scheduled once the commission is fully formed.

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