The City Manager is establishing a pilot Public Safety Board (PSB) to increase public input regarding police and fire services, as well as better understand and appropriately integrate the public’s performance expectations into the goals for those agencies. The PSB shall review public safety practices and procedures, and provide feedback to the City Manager for the purpose of examining police and fire department services, budgets, staffing, service delivery mechanisms, administrative investigations, and certain critical incidents that may include officer involved shootings or use of force incidents. The PSB shall be comprised of nine Anaheim residents.
While the City of Anaheim has a number of other Boards and Commissions, the PSB members’ role involves a significant time commitment. Although, it is initially anticipated that the PSB will meet quarterly, the workload may ultimately determine the meetings may be more frequent, as needed.PSB applicants must undergo a background check prior to servingon the Board due to the sensitivity and confidentiality of the Board’s duties, and no person convicted of a felony shall be eligible to serve. If appointed, members will be required to sign aconfidentiality disclosure agreement in order to serve. Memberswill be required to participate in a substantial amount of training annually. PSB members will be expected to be fair, impartial and unbiased, committed to community service, able to build working relationships, and communicate effectively with diverse groups.
Please review the Operating Procedures and Staff Report to learnmore about the Board's objectives and responsibilities. Applications must be received no later than close of business on May 30, 2014. Applicants selected will be notified within 30 days of the application closing period.
The City of Anaheim will appoint members using a lottery system in coordination with a screening panel. Nine qualified candidates will be selected from a pool of applicants, representative of Anaheim’s four neighborhood council areas. Candidates must be able to pass a background check, and any person with a felony is not eligible to serve. In addition to an applicant's criminal background, past behavior or conduct which suggests or demonstrates unlawful, immoral or other behavior not consistent with the purpose and function of the Board may also be grounds for disqualification. No person currently employed or retired from the Anaheim Police, Anaheim Fire Department, law enforcement or fire may serve ((residents that are retired law enforcement or fire that served outside of Anaheim are eligible). No relative of current or former Anaheim Police or Fire Departments personnel shall be eligible to serve (relatives of retired law enforcement or fire that have served outside of Anaheim are eligible). Qualified applicants are expected to be impartial and unbiased.