The Seattle City Council is recruiting candidates to appoint to the citizen review board of the Office of Professional Accountability, which conducts internal investigations within the Seattle Police Department.
The OPA Review Board does not participate in or make judgments on individual cases. It reviews complaint processing, solicits community feedback, researches best practices in civilian oversight of police and makes reports to the city council.
Three positions are open. Each has a two-year term and pays a monthly stipend of $400.
Candidates must be U.S. citizens at least 21 years old and have a high school diploma (or GED), no felony convictions and a history of community involvement. Other qualifications include a reputation for fairness and professionalism, knowledge of police responsibilities and the rights of officers and citizens, and experience working with diverse groups.