Boulder Seeks Diverse Group of Community Members to Form Police Oversight Task Force
Based on interest from the community, the City of Boulder is moving forward on developing a Police Oversight Task Force. The task force is intended to provide recommendations about forming a Community Oversight Board for the City of Boulder Police Department.
The task force will be comprised of a diverse group of 11 to 13 community members who will study police oversight in Boulder and make recommendations to City Council about possible models to address public safety in the community. The task force charter, composition and application process can be found at bouldercolorado.gov/city-manager/racial-equity .
Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee consisting of two council members and three representatives of the Boulder County NAACP. This committee will make recommendations to City Council regarding appointments to the task force, and council will make the final appointments. Community members with a demonstrated interest in matters of criminal justice and/or racial equity are encouraged to apply. All applicants should reside in Boulder or otherwise demonstrate strong ties to the city.
Community members who wish to be considered for the task force should submit a letter describing their interest and potential contributions as a member of the panel to City Manager Jane Brautigam at [email protected] or to Jane Brautigam, P.O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80302, by 5 p.m. on April 29, 2019. The letter should include applicant’s residential address and specific information about how the applicant meets the desired membership demographics, available at bouldercolorado.gov/city-manager/racial-equity . When appointing task force members, the selection committee will look for people who have demonstrated interest regarding racial equity and/or criminal justice matters, who will provide thoughtful input and will work toward creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive community. The selection committee will make a recommendation to council at the May 7, 2019 City Council meeting. The task force will begin meeting at the end of May.
Published: April 12, 2019
Aimee Kane, City Manager’s Office, 303-441-4235