Courtesy of the City Auditor and Clerk
Establishment: Chapter 26, Article IV, Police Complaint Committee, Sections 26-61 thru 26-65, City Code (established by Ordinance No. 11-4952)
Board Membership – Qualifications and Other Requirements:
a) The Committee shall consist of five (5) members who are City residents, who are representative of the community and who shall be appointed in accordance with Section 26-62, City Code.
b) The City Commission shall initially appoint a person to chair the Committee from among the applications received. Appointment as Chair of the Committee shall require the affirmative vote of four (4) City Commissioners. The person selected to chair the Committee shall serve as Chair for his or her full three (3) year term as a member of the Committee.
c) The person selected to Chair the Committee and the City Manager shall meet to review the other applications received. The Chair of the Committee and the City Manager shall then agree to submit the applications of eight (8) individuals from among the pool of applicants to the City Commission for consideration. The City Commission shall subsequently consider the eight (8) applications jointly submitted by the Chair and the City Manager and shall, by majority vote, appoint four (4) individuals to serve as members of the Police Complaint Committee for three (3) year term.
d) The process for selecting a Chair and Committee members shall be followed every three years upon the expiration of the terms of the Chair and Panel members. The requirement of Section 2-262 of this Code that advisory board members serve staggered terms shall not apply to the Police Complaint Committee.
e) Members of the Police Complaint Committee shall be limited to three (3) consecutive terms, in order to allow for continuity of membership on the Committee. The requirement of Section 2-262 of this Code that advisory board members shall be limited to two (2) consecutive terms shall not apply to the Police Complaint Committee.
f) Vacancies on the Committee shall be filled by majority vote of the City Commission from among applications submitted. A vacancy in the position of Committee Chair shall be filled by the affirmative vote of four (4) City Commissioners. An individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the balance of the unexpired term of the departing Committee member.
Number of Members: Five
Meetings: The Police Complaint Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room, 1/F, Federal Building.
Contact Person: Heather Robison, Administrator, Police Advisory Panels 941-951-3622
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