The purpose of the Independent Police Oversight Commission is to increase accountability of the East Lansing Police Department and strengthen conditions leading to trust in the police department by the community that it is pledged to serve. Because the East Lansing City Council is committed to the goal of racial equity, the Commission will give priority to addressing racial inequities as well as use of force in policing.
The Commission will enable members of the community to participate in reviewing and making recommendations about police department policies, practices and procedures, and it will provide means for prompt, impartial and fair review of complaints brought by individuals against police officers or the police department.The Independent Police Oversight Commission consists of 11 members with staggered terms and who meet monthly.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Submit a Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Police Oversight Commission.