Interested volunteers must be a Rock Island resident
The Rock Island Police Community Relations Commission consists of 12 members who are residents of the City. Community leaders will have the opportunity to recommend members to the mayor, who shall make appointments to the commission and submit them to the city council for approval. The membership of the commission shall be broadly representative of the community, including representative of diverse racial, cultural, sexual orientation and gender groups, and shall include: two current or former members of law enforcement, including the police union representative if they are in agreement; two returning residents or convicted felons; one member of the legal profession; one college or trade school student 18 to 23 years of age; one high school student; and one member of a trauma-informed profession. Appropriate commission members will demonstrate integrity, open-mindedness, problem-solving abilities and a commitment to the main purposes of the commission.
The Police Community Relations Commission's primary purposes are: to build a trusting relationship between law enforcement and communities that have historically lacked trust with law enforcement; provide advice and guidance regarding applicants to the police department who are representative of the community it serves; promote policies and procedures that support just and equitable treatment for all residents regardless of race, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability status, and/or unfavorable discharge from military service; and safeguard the rights of all residents as defined by the Constitution of the United States and state and local laws.
Interested residents may fill out the application here: