The City of Portland has posted an RFP (Request for Proposals) to hire an Organizational Development Consultant with demonstrated experience in organizational development and transformational change to support the recruitment and establishment of the Portland Committee on Community-Engaged Policing (PCCEP). The City’s plan for the PCCEP was unanimously approved by City Council in August (as part of the DOJ Settlement Agreement amendments) after much public debate and reflection by the City.
PCCEP will consist of Portland community members who will assess the City of Portland's implementation of the Settlement Agreement, and work with the Mayor/Police Commissioner, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), and the Portland community to achieve the desired outcomes of equitable policing and meaningful engagement and trust in the PPB. The agreement calls for reforms to PPB policies and training, particularly as they relate to interactions with people who have or are perceived to be in mental health crisis.
The Consultant will, among other things, support the PCCEP by helping the City to establish an equitable process for recruiting and appointing PCCEP members, create a robust onboarding and training process for PCCEP members, and support the PCCEP in setting a direction and vision for their work , as well as support them in creating a Work Plan with a focus on community outreach, equity and inclusion.