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Oakland Residents Encouraged to Apply for Police Commission




The application process is now open to local residents who want to serve on the Oakland Police Commission. The Police Commission was established in October 2017 after voters approved Measure LL with over 83% support on the November 2016 ballot.

“We are seeking dedicated community members that will hold the Oakland Police Department (OPD) to the highest standards and speak up for the community at-large. If you are passionate about police accountability issues and justice, we want to hear from you,”  said Selection Panel Chairperson Jim Chanin.

The Selection Panel will seek to make appointments that reflect Oaklanders’ diversity of experiences, especially individuals from communities experiencing the most frequent contact with OPD. Strong commitment to police accountability and public service will be prioritized.

Duties include overseeing the Community Police Review Agency, which conducts investigations into allegations of officer misconduct; propose changes to, approves, or rejects current or proposed OPD policies; and removes the Chief of Police for cause, as well as other duties.

Commissioners must meet two criteria:

  1. Be a resident of the City of Oakland
  2. Be over the age of 18 by date of first Commission meeting

The Selection Panel strongly encourages formerly incarcerated individuals to apply.

The deadline to apply is June 16. Applications are available at commissions/police-commission.


East Oakland Organizer Needed

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) is seeking an Oakland-based grassroots organizer for a short-term engagement to help grow and mobilize our coalition! Comprised of local businesses, workers, labor organizations, and community members, we are deeply concerned about the Oakland A’s proposal to leave the Coliseum site in East Oakland and build a new stadium at the port. An ideal candidate has on-the-ground campaign field experience, a strong awareness of Oakland and Alameda County political figures, and deep ties to East and West Oakland communities. Being a local resident of Oakland is a plus.

Employment with EOSA is a part-time role and will last for a minimum of four months with an opportunity to extend longer. Transportation and cell phone use would be reimbursed and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Penrod, For more info about EOSA, visit our website and check us out on Twitter @AllianceOakland.


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