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Carter Hawley
Police Commission Analyst
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The Police Commission is a twelve member citizen body that acts in an advisory capacity to city council, the chief of police and the city manager on police policy and resource issues.


The Commission meets the second Thursday of every month. All meetings are noticed in the schedule to the right. 

EUGENE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKES THE LEAD ON BIASED BASED POLICING POLICY.

THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE REGION.

Eugene, OR. The Police Commission to hold a public forum regarding Biased Based Policing Policy currently being drafted by the Eugene Police Commission. To help with crafting this policy, on March 13, the Commission hosted a panel of experts discussion and on April 3rd, the community has an opportunity to weigh in.

What: Biased Based Policing Policy Public Forum
When: 5:30 pm. Thursday, April 3 2014
Where: Harris Hall, 125 E 8th Ave Eugene OR

This anti-bias based policing policy dovetails with the implementation of new contact reporting software by the department. A pilot program for this software is being implemented now with full use anticipated in late 2015. The reporting software contains fields for the officer making the contact to enter race and other demographic information. This information will then be analyzed for possible bias. Chief Kerns gathered a citizen’s committee to advise as to which information should be collected.

As with other public forums, community members will have three minutes to voice their concerns. Written materials can be delivered at the forum, mailed to the Police Commission, 300 Country Club Road, Eugene Oregon 97401, or submitted via email at

A COPY OF THE DRAFT POLICY IS AVAILABLE HERE.


Per ordinance, the police commission does not undertake the review of allegations and inquiries related to the actions of individual police officers.