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City Commission will select members of Police Citizens Review Board by end of January

The city has received more than 60 applicants interested, deadline to apply is Tuesday
Posted at 5:57 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 17:58:59-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Members of the nine-seat board will be selected by city commissioners at the January 27 meeting.

The city says it currently has more than 60 applicants interested in becoming a member.

The board, put in place after three officer-involved shootings in Tallahassee.

Members will weigh in on situations like these in the future, with policy as the main focus on the review board.

Similar to other advisory boards, members will provide recommendations to the commission on actions to prevent these incidents.

The city says the selection process will make sure everyone in the community is represented.

"We try to make sure we have individuals from cross-sections of the community. In this case, there will be a commissioner that will select an individual for five of the seats and the other four seats will be selected by the commission as a whole, said Jim Cooke, Treasurer Clerk for the City of Tallahassee.

Cooke says those four seats will be nominated by organizations in the community who take interest in the review board.

The city says the review board's first meeting will be not long after the members are selected.

If you would like to be considered for the board, you have until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to submit an application.