BOULDER, Colo – The City of Boulder is inviting non-profit organizations serving the Boulder community to participate in the selection of members for the newly created Police Oversight Panel. On Nov. 10, 2020, the Boulder City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 8430 which created the city’s first community-based police oversight panel.
The Selection Panel will be composed of current Implementation Team members (community members who worked with city staff to develop the oversight model and pass the ordinance) along with one representative from two local non-profit organizations that serve the Boulder community.
Boulder’s Police Oversight Panel will have the authority to review all civilian complaint investigations and make disciplinary, policy, and training recommendations to the Chief of Police. The panel will consist of nine community members who will be nominated by a Selection Panel and then approved by the City Council.
Any non-profit organization serving the Boulder community that is interested in being a part of the Selection Panel should contact the Office of the Independent Police Monitor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Implementation Team will choose which two non-profits will participate in interviews of the prospective candidates for the Police Oversight Panel and vote on which candidates to nominate. The interviews will take place during the week of Jan. 11 – 15, 2021. They will be conducted publicly and viewable online. Any organization that would like to participate in the selection process, must respond by Dec. 1, 2020.