Announcement: Applications open for Hamilton Police Services Board Selection Committee
HAMILTON - The Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre and the Committee Against Racism announce a new application process for the Hamilton Police Services Board Selection Committee.
The Committee Against Racism (CAR) and The Hamilton Anti-Racism Resource Centre (HARRC) are seeking applicants to fill 6 community members seats to the Hamilton Police Services (HPS) Board Selection Committee. The HPS Board Selection Committee will be comprised of 6 community members and 6 city councillors. The selection committee will be tasked with recommending the citizen appointee to the HPS Board for the 2022-2026 term of Hamilton City Council. The HPS Board Selection Committee mandate includes:
Review applications for the one citizen appointment to the Hamilton Police Services Board
Shortlist the applicants with assistance of staff, where appropriate, based on the applicant information provided
Interview applicants who have met the criteria
The new selection process was jointly proposed by CAR and HARRC to Hamilton City Council to ensure greater community engagement throughout the HPS Board Selection Process. For the first time, community members will join Hamilton City Councillors to select the new citizen appointee to the HPS board. Previously, the selection committee was entirely comprised of City Councillors.
This new collaborative process of community members involvement in the recruitment of the next citizen appointee outlines a commitment to building a more inclusive Hamilton Police Services Board.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by completing the online application: bit.ly/ApplyHPS
Deadline date for applicants is January 12th 2023
HARRC Executive Director