Community Police Oversight Commission

Jackson Police Dept Patrol Car Sept. 2021


Created by the Jackson City Council in 2021, the Community Police Oversight Commission is tasked with further enhancing transparency and trust between the Jackson Police Department (JPD) and the community they service. 

The commission meets monthly and consists of a five-person board of City residents and business owners who advise the City's Director of Police and Fire Services on community relations, policies, training, hiring and other programming. Commission members are also able to review JPD budgets, misconduct rules, and resident complaints about officer interactions. 


For 2023, the Community Police Oversight Commission will meet monthly at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor City Council Chambers of Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. A list of meeting dates is available on this page: 

  • Jan. 12
  • Feb. 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • Aug. 10
  • Sept. 14
  • Oct. 12
  • Nov. 9
  • Dec. 14

The latest meeting information, such as cancelations or postponements, will be available in the City Meeting and Event Calendar. Meeting agendas and minutes will be posted in the Agenda and Minutes Center. 

Serve on the Community Police Oversight Commission 

Apply to serve on this commission by completing a Board/Commission Application on the City website. 

Contact Us

  1. Kaytlin Steverson 

    Administrative Secretary to Director of Police & Fire Services

    Phone: (517) 768-8731



    • Thaddaus Williams (Chair)
    • Leonard Phillips (Vice Chair)
    • Selena Taylor
    • Joseph Filip
    • Robert Porter
    • Karen Bunnell (City Councilmember Liaison)