The City of Oakland’s Oakland Police Commission is the focus of an event produced by the Coalition for Police Accountability (CPA) (the organization that called for Oakland voters to vote for its creation via the Measure LL initiative in 2016) so you can meet all of the commissioners and staff.
Called “Meet and Greet Your Police Commissioners”, it’s goin to be held Saturday June 9, at 1 PM in the afternoon at St. Elizabeth Elementary & Middle Schools, 1516 33rd Avenue , Oakland, CA 94601.
This how the CPA describes the event:
Get up close and personal with your Oakland Police Commissioners whose job it is to oversee and hold accountable the Police Department. Ask questions — relate your experiences — get involved!
The Q & A will be moderated by John Jones III and Spanish translation will be available.
Light refreshments will be available. Convenient to Fruitvale BART station and limited off-street parking is available.
The “Meet and Greet Your Police Commissioners” event calls for the attendee to register to obtain a free ticket via Eventbite, the online ticket service. Here’s that link: “Meet and Greet Your Police Commissioners” tickets.
But what’s the Oakland Police Commission?
The Oakland Police Commission was created via the aforementioned Measure LL in 2016, oversees the actions of the Oakland Police Department, and is represented by seven regular and two alternate members. All Oakland Police Commissioners are and must be Oakland residents and serve as volunteers. The OPC meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Oakland City Hall’s City Council Chamber. All meeting OPC dates are subject to change, according to The City of Oakland.
And who are the Oakland Police Commissioners as of June 8th 2018? They are Thomas Smith, Ginale Harris, Mubarak Ahmad, José Dorado, Regina Jackson, Mike Nisperos, Edwin Prather, Andrea Dooley, Maureen Benson,
You can learn more about them here: https://www.oaklandca.gov/team/police-commission
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