Originally, our Coalition’s purpose was to create, campaign for and pass Measure LL which established a robust, civilian police commission for Oakland. Indeed, 83.17% of Oakland voters approved this ballot measure last November. So, having accomplished our mission, we realized that we needed to re-purpose the Coalition moving forward and re-define our ‘mission.’
The following revised mission statement was prepared by an ad-hoc committee, amended at our Wednesday night meeting, and approved unanimously.
The mission of the Coalition for Police Accountability (“the Coalition” or CPA) is to advocate for accountability of the Oakland Police Department to the community so that the Oakland Police Department operates with equitable, just, constitutional, transparent policies and practices that reflect the values and engender the trust of the community.
In furtherance of its mission as stated herein, the Coalition will:
- Monitor the implementation of Measure LL and the activities of the Oakland Police Commission, and
- Inform and educate the community on issues related to policing policies and practices in Oakland.
In addition, the Coalition will offer to support efforts by other communities to establish oversight of their respective police departments by community members. The Coalition may also engage with like-minded groups to pursue or support local, county, and state initiatives or candidates whose objectives are to ensure the protection of civil liberties, promote effective public safety strategies, and advocate for a fair, transparent, and accountable criminal justice system.
If you’d like to be part of our Coalition, simply email us at email@example.com
Annual dues for individual members: $25; for organizations, $100. Checks should be made out to the Coalition for Police Accountability and mailed to 3920 Lyon Avenue, Oakland 94601 CA. We are a 501 c4 non profit organization, so your contributions are not tax-deductible.
There’s still a great deal of work to be done; won’t you join us?