Cleveland's Frederick Douglas Recreation Center
Cleveland's Frederick Douglas Recreation Center Credit: Ron Calhoun / The Cleveland Observer

The Community Police Commission will hold its first public meeting Wednesday at the Frederick Douglass Recreation Center. 

The meeting is from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with the first 30 minutes devoted to public comment. 

In the initial meeting – an orientation where the commission heard from past members, Citizens for a Safer Cleveland and city leaders – commissioners said they wanted to be out in the community to engage with residents.  

They also created committees to focus on budgets, grants, training, rules and hiring. The budget and grants committee met Friday afternoon. 

The rules committee will meet tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., and the training committee will meet Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. These three committee meetings will be livestreamed on the Community Police Commission’s YouTube channel.

If You Go:
Community Police Commission public meeting
Frederick Douglass Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Center, 15401 Miles Ave.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. 

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