Minneapolis 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
Seats 1, 2 and 5: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.
Seats 4 and 7: Terms beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2021.
Note: Seats may have an incumbent seeking re-appointment.
Deadline: For receiving applications will be September 30, 2020.
- Minneapolis residency is required.
- Applicants may not be currently or previously employed by the Minneapolis Police Department.
- References may be provided and will be checked.
All commission members must:
- Ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures for the purpose of conducting audits of cases involving police misconduct;
- Have excellent writing skills;
- Have competent communication and presentations skills for reporting the results of research to the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Health Committee of the City Council;
- Facilitate, along with the police department, appropriate cultural awareness training for sworn officers as determined by the commission;
- Contribute to the performance review of the Chief of Police;
- Create and implement a community outreach program and coordinate outreach activities with the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights;
- Leverage relationship with community organizations to strategically support the Commission’s community outreach efforts.
- Be willing to engage in community outreach events with the public;
- Not have a pending complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department;
- Conduct themselves with integrity and maturity when dealing with emotionally charged matters;
- Show a strong commitment to community service;
- Ability to communicate with people of all levels of education and backgrounds;
- Willing to work with the Minneapolis Police Department when reviewing practice and procedures; and
- Able to complete training regarding police use of force, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Laws, and the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
Send completed forms to Open appointments, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Police Conduct Oversight Commission Staff. They in turn send to the Mayor, the Chair of the Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights, and Engagement Committee and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights staff for recommendation. Selected applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights, and Engagement Committee (PECE). Applications are then forwarded from the PECE Committee to the full Council for approval.
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission meets once per month. Meetings may be conducted in the evening or on weekends. All meetings will be televised. Commission members are compensated $50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings, and shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other city boards and commission members.
Should you require a reasonable accommodations in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or
Open appointments. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Aug 25, 2020