Interviews for the new Community Police Commission begin tomorrow


Interviews for the new Community Police Commission will begin tomorrow, June 29, 2022, and continue on Thursday, June 30, 2022, and Tuesday, July 5, 2022.  

Twenty-seven candidates from a pool of almost 300 applications advanced to the interview phase of the selection process, following recommendations from the Resident Review Committee. The second phase of the selection process will continue to serve as a model of community-led evaluation.  

The interviews will be recorded and open to the public as part of our commitment to transparency. Each interview will be 30 minutes and are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. on June 29, June 30 and July 5, 2022.  

The public can observe interviews live on Zoom.  

The Selection Advisory Panel will evaluate candidates based on their application and interview and provide recommendations to the mayor for appointment. Mayor Justin M. Bibb will nominate ten applicants to City Council for approval. City Council will nominate three members to the new 13-member Commission.  

The City’s Chief Ethics Officer, Delanté Spencer Thomas, Esq., will Chair the Selection Advisory Panel to maintain integrity of the evaluation process and Sara Verespej replaces Linda Hinton on the panel after a withdrawal. A full list of members is available below. 

Selection Advisory Panel  

Delanté Spencer Thomas, Esq. (Chair)  
Rev. Douglas Horner 
Phyllis Harris   
Dr. C. Jay Matthews I  
Sara Verespej  

Leave a Reply