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La Mesa accepting applications for Community Police Oversight Board

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 19:38:42-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) — La Mesa is now accepting applications from residents to be a part of the city's Community Police Oversight Board.

The city is looking for applicants for the newly-created 11-member panel that will provide recommendations to the Chief of Police, Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on La Mesa Police procedures and policies, as well as matters of public safety in the city.

Applicants must be a resident of the city. According to the city, the board will be made up of:

  • A citizen from each of the four LMPD beats;
  • Citizens from the faith-based, business, young adult (18 to 30 years of age), and older adult (62+ years of age) communities;
  • Representatives from Helix Charter High School and La Mesa-Spring Valley School District; and
  • An advocate for people experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, or other social issues

Applications must send in their application before Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Applications can be submitted by mail to the City Clerk's Office at 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CA, 91942, or by email to cityclrk@cityoflamesa.us.

More information about the board is available online.