Police Commission Task Force

One of the City Council's 2020 strategic planning action steps was to make the hiring process for the Golden Valley Police Department (GVPD) more efficient and equitable. In July 2020, the Council directed staff to begin studying how the City might replace the existing process, thereby replacing the Civil Service Commission with a new commission on policing. The Police Commission Task Force will help define the authority and function of the new commission.

Task Force Members

  • Gillian Rosenquist, Golden Valley City Council, Chair,
  • Nancy Azzam, Vice Chair
  • Randy Anderson
  • Dipanjan Chatterjee
  • Daniel Feldman
  • Trey Gladney
  • Chris Hartzler
  • Mark Hastie
  • Thomas Huling
  • Julie Jonas
  • Gloria Kumagai
  • Randy Mahlen
  • James Rhodes
  • Andrew Wold

Liaisons

  • Jason Sturgis, Police Chief
  • Kiarra Zackery, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Meeting Day & Time

  • When: 5 pm, on the second and fourth Thursday of the month beginning February. The Task Force began mid-November 2020 and aims to complete its work by May, 2021.
  • Where: Via Cisco Webex

Meetings will be cancelled due to lack of an agenda if there is no business to be discussed or if there is no quorum.

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas and minutes are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next PCTF meeting.

2021 Meetings

Meeting Archive

View past years' PCTF Agendas and PCTF Minutes in the City's online document center.

+ Community Engagement

The City’s Police Commission Task Force (PCTF) is preparing to present its work to the Golden Valley community with two virtual informational sessions May 5, noon and 6:30 pm.

Each session will feature a presentation from Police Commission Task Force members and a community discussion about the proposed mission and bylaws. Cable Channel 16 will broadcast and record a session for later viewing.

Noon Session

  • Watch and participate via Webex.
      • Event number: 133 741 9947
      • Event password: goldenvalley

6:30 pm Session

  • Watch and participate via Webex.
      • Event number: 133 782 3327
      • Event password: goldenvalley
  • Watch the live stream via CCXMedia.org.
  • Watch live on Cable Channel 16.

 

+ Mission and Responsibilities

The Police Commission Task Force will advise the City Council regarding replacement of the existing Police Civil Service Commission with a new commission on policing. The Task Force will develop:

  • a recommendation regarding the name, membership composition, and duties of a new commission on policing
  • a proposed mission statement and bylaws to define the role of the new Commission

+ Membership

The City Council's goal was to recruit a diverse group of citizens who represent a variety of backgrounds, opinions, and experiences using who demonstrate:

  • understanding of policing in Golden Valley
  • expertise in law enforcement
  • commitment to relationship-building between community and law enforcement

The Task Force includes:

  • two members from the existing Police Civil Service Commission
  • one member each from the Human Rights Commission and the Golden Valley Crime Prevention Fund
  • two Golden Valley Police Officers (appointed by each of the two existing police unions)
  • one social services provider who serves the Golden Valley community (individual or organization working in the field of mental health, youth advocacy, substance abuse, or homelessness)
  • one member of the Golden Valley business community as an employee or business owner
  • one individual, preferably a Golden Valley resident, with knowledge or experience of the defense side of the criminal justice system (for example, a criminal defendant or criminal defense attorney)
  • two Golden Valley residents