HARRISBURG, Pa. - Governor Wolf is turning to Pennsylvanians to officially weigh in on police practices.
He's created the Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission.
It will consist of 15 members appointed by the governor. It will include one representative from each of the state police department's geographic areas. Six spots will be filled by Pennsylvania citizens.
The commission will be allowed to review internal investigative findings related to allegations and incidents surrounding the use of force and bias-based policing, including those involving police-involved shootings resulting in injury or death of civilians, and to prepare a report if warranted.
The commission will be chaired by the Deputy Inspector General for Law Enforcement Oversight, a new position and office in the Office of State Inspector General that the commonwealth is conducting a nationwide search to fill. Interested applicants can find the job posting at the state's website.
The deputy inspector general will oversee staff on investigations of alleged fraud, waste, misconduct, and abuse within law enforcement agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction and serve as chair of the new commission.
“It is my hope that with input from this commission, the commonwealth’s law enforcement agencies can serve as a model of excellence for law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania and the country,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.