The city of Bloomington is looking for people who want to serve on the new Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB).
Bloomington aldermen approved the new seven-member board this week. The mayoral appointees will advise the police chief and help settle disputes over complaints against Bloomington officers.
Those interested in applying should submit an application by Aug. 11. Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner will share the full list of applicants with aldermen, who will be asked to share their top three recommendations with him, Renner said. Two-thirds of aldermen must vote to approve Renner’s final seven picks.
Here’s how the board will be structured:
- Members shall serve for a three-year term; however, at the inception of the board, two members shall be appointed for a one-year term, two members for a two-year term, and three members for a three-year term, so that terms are staggered.
- The chair and a vice-chair of the board shall be selected amongst the members of the PSCRB.
- No person with a criminal felony conviction shall be eligible to serve on the PSCRB.
- No city employee may be appointed to the Board, nor shall any member be a current employee of, contracted by or have any official affiliation, whether current or former, with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.
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