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 conducted two listening sessions in the month of September 2021 to gather input from the public on CPCC reform as a part of the evaluation process. There was one virtual listening session that occuted on September 16, 2021 via Zoom, and one in-person listening session that took place at Browning High School on September 23, 2021. Input was also gathered through an online form that was posted on the evaluation section of the CPCC website until December 10, 2021.
Feedback on Preliminary Findings and Recommendations
On December 3, 2021 Polis-Change Integration conducted a presentation on the CPCC evaluation preliminary findings and recommendations to the Public Safety Committee and gathered their feedback. On December 14, 2021 Polis-Change Integration conducted the same presentation virtually to the community to gather their feedback as well. On December 15, 2021 the presentation was made to the CPCC Commissioners during a special meeting in open session to gather thier feedback on the preliminary recommendations. During a second special meeting on December 21, 2021 CPCC Commissioners continued to provide feedback. All of the presentation videos can be found below.
CPCC Evaluation Final Report
In January 2022 Polis-Change Integration concluded their evaluation of the CPCC, and the final evaluation report was completed in February 2022. A presentation of the final report was given to the City Council at the February 15, 2022 City Council meeting, where general direction was received from the City Council on recommendations to begin the process for a Charter Amendment on the new CPCC structure and initiating the meet and confer process with employee labor organizations. The final report and presentation to the City Council can be viewed below.
CPCC Evaluation Final Report
February 15, 2022: City Council Meeting
CPCC Evaluation Community Feedback Meeting Videos
Below are video's of previous feedback meetings.
December 3, 2021: Public Safety Committee Meeting
December 14, 2021: Community Presentation on Preliminary Recommendations
December 15, 2021: CPCC Special Meeting - Commission Feedback on Preliminary Recommendations
December 21, 2021: CPCC Special Meeting - Commission Feedback on Preliminary Recommendations
If you have any questions, please email Patrick.Weithers@longbeach.gov.