As a part of the City’s Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative, the City Council provided direction for engaging an outside expert to evaluate the operations of the CPCC. The independent evaluation was identified as a short-term action under Goal 3: Redesign police approach to community safety; and Strategy 2: Redesign police oversight and accountability through improved complaint and discipline practices. City Council subsequently approved funding of $150,000 for the evaluation as part of the FY 21 Budget.
On January 27, 2021, a request for proposals (RFP) process was initiated to seek a qualified firm to evaluate the CPCC. On April 15, 2021, a notice of intent to award a contract to Polis Solutions, Inc. of Seattle, WA was posted. Polis Solutions, Inc. is working with Change Integration of Seattle, WA forming the Polis-Change Integration evaluation team.
Polis-Change Integration has created an extensive and detailed work plan for the CPCC evaluation, which can be viewed below:
+CPCC Evaluation Work Plan
Polis-Change Integration will be conducting two listening sessions in the month of September 2021 as a part of the evaluation process. There will be one virtual listening session that will occur on September 16, 2021 via Zoom, and one in-person listening session that will take place at Browning High School on September 23, 2021. Both listening sessions will begin at 6:30 pm and will end by 8:00 pm.
Please see the flyers below for more details and registration links to register:
+English CPCC Listening Session Flyer
+Spanish CPCC Listening Session Flyer
+Khmer CPCC Listening Session Flyer
+Tagalog CPCC Listening Session Flyer
Listening Session Registration
If you have any questions, please email Patrick.Weithers@longbeach.gov.