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Applications open for Coralville citizen policing review board

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CORALVILLE, Iowa (KWWL) -- The City of Coralville is accepting applications for seven openings on the Citizen's Community Policing Advisory Board.

An ordinance was passed in 2020 to form the board, which will work with the city, law enforcement, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to promote unbiased policing practices.

According to a statement from the city, the board's main duties will be to educate the public, make recommendations to the police department on training opportunities, and review data from CPD about contacts with the general public.

The seven positions on the board include:

  • Four seats filled by Coralville residents to make up a majority of the Board
  • One seat filled by someone who currently or formerly worked in law enforcement for at least five years. Can be someone who lives outside of Coralville, but in the area.
  • One seat filled by someone who is a member of the Iowa City Chapter of the NAACP. Can be someone who lives outside of Coralville, but in the area.
  • One seat filled by someone who is a member of the LULAC. Can be someone who lives outside of Coralville, but in the area.

The board will meet at least quarterly and will present recommendations to the Coralville City Council and the CPD.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26 and are available at Coralville City Hall, 1512 7th Street, or www.coralville.org. Applications can be returned to City Hall or emailed to tjohnson@coralville.org.

Mayor John Lundell will make his recommendations to the Council in April 2021.

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