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Commissions, Boards and Committees

Welcome to the City of Long Beach Commissions, Boards and Committees information site. These community based commissions play a vital role in bringing transparency, change, and growth to the City of Long Beach. Thank you for your interest in serving.

The Mayor's Office accepts applications all year long. Applications are kept on file for 2 years. If you have any questions please contact readytoserve@longbeach.gov or call (562) 570-6801. For a detailed explanation of the commission process please select Commission, Board, and Committee Handbook. This is provided in a pdf format.

View Spring 2023 commissioner appointments here (PDF)

Police Oversight Commission

Long Beach is leading the way with the creation of a new Police Oversight Commission, and the Mayor is calling  for the best and brightest from all across Long Beach to serve! In 2022, voters adopted Measure E to create this body as a replacement for the former Citizen’s Police Complaint Commission. This commission has broader oversight powers and will work closely with the Director of Police Oversight, the City Manager, the Long Beach Police Department Chief, the Mayor, and the City Council.

Applications for this 7-person Commission are now open. The application is open to all Long Beach residents who can meet the responsibilities of the Commission. Basic requirements include: 1) attend quarterly Commission meetings; 2) complete approximately 10 hours of outside preparation work each month; 3) complete at least two Police ride-a-longs each year; 4) complete a LiveScan background check; and 5) participate in required ongoing trainings of Commissioners.

In order to apply, prospective applicants must complete the online application at the link below, submit the supplemental Police Oversight Commission questions, and upload their resume. 


  1. How have you engaged community groups, organizations, and individuals in Long Beach?
  2. What reforms or improvements, if any, do you believe could improve the delivery of police and public safety services in Long Beach?
  3. What does fostering healthy Community-Police relations in Long Beach look like to you? (what are some key conditions, strategies, or approaches for building stronger partnerships and relationships)

Interested persons can download a PDF of the supplemental questions here. Applicants should upload their responses on the ‘Add Attachment’ button at the bottom of the Commissioner application form. 

It is expected that interest in serving on the Commission will be high and we anticipate many more applications than the available positions. Residents are encouraged to submit their applications by December 6th, as the Mayor anticipates making his appointments in the first week of the new year.

Thank you for your interest in serving Long Beach!

View a complete list of commissions below. Please note: you must first select a commission from the dropdown menu labeled "Please select a commission" to view more information.