Police Conduct Oversight Commission
The Commission assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner and provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of police policy and procedure. Commission members have a variety of responsibilities including shaping police policy, auditing cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness trainings for the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC) adopted their strategic plan at the July 2014 regular meeting, outlining achievable goals for the next 24 months. In developing the plan, commissioners focused on three core concepts: mindfulness, interconnectedness, and transparency. The plan reflects the Commission’s ongoing pledge to foster an environment where stakeholders voice concerns and seek credible feedback while building relationships with the diverse and vibrant communities of the City of Minneapolis.
NACOLE Code of Ethics
- The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Code of Ethics (PDF), adopted Nov. 12, 2013; Jan. 13, 2015
- Notification Letter to NACOLE of Adoption of Ethics (PDF), sent November 18, 2013
The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals or agencies working to establish or improve oversight of police officers in the United States. For more information on the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, visit http://nacole.org/.
Commission Selection Process
When appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk's Office. A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Police Chief and the Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary. Selected applicants are scheduled to speak at a public hearing and applications are then forwarded to the full City Council for approval
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings may be conducted in the evening or on weekends. Commission members are compensated $50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings, and shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other city boards and commission members.
Last updated Feb 13, 2015