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Park City seeks members for police panel

Park City has posted an advertisement seeking people to serve on a panel that holds an advisory role in some Police Department matters.

The Police Complaint Review Committee is an advisory body that reviews proposed dispositions regarding complaints lodged against an officer or department procedures. It also provides recommendations to the police chief after reviewing a complaint. The panel is seen as providing an additional level of public oversight of the department.

The Police Complaint Review Committee sometimes deals with personnel matters, meaning those meetings are closed to the public. State law allows a government body to hold closed-door meetings regarding personnel issues.

The committee is made of five members. Three of the members are from the community at large while the other two are City Hall staffers. A City Hall attorney is assigned to work with the committee. The chief of police serves on the committee in an ex officio role.

The Police Complaint Review Committee typically meets at least quarterly.

Someone serving as a community at large member must live within the Park City limits and be at least 21 years old. People convicted of felonies or convicted of misdemeanors involving a dishonest act or making a false statement are not eligible, according to the City Hall posting. Applicants must submit to a background check.

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Terms will be for two or three years as officials stagger the terms. Members are not compensated.

Applications are due March 31. They are available by contacting Michelle Downard, the acting chief building official at City Hall and the chair of the Police Complaint Review Committee. She is reachable at mdownard@parkcity.org or 615-5109.