Akron Civilian Police Board of Control reopens call for applications

ACRON, Ohio (WOIO) — The Akron City Council is reopening applications for a vacant seat on the Civilian Police Supervisory Board, according to a press release.

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“The creation of this council is the fulfillment of a longstanding desire by the people of Akron to be more actively involved in community policing efforts in our city,” said City Council Chair Margo Somerville.

Officials say the application process is open to everyone, however additional consideration will be given to African-American male applicants between the ages of 18 and 35.

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Applications will be available on the City Council website and completed applications, along with a copy of the current resume, if available, can be emailed to [email protected].

Residents will also be able to get a copy of the application from City Hall (166 S. High St., Akron, OH 44308).

All applications must be submitted either in person at City Hall or emailed by noon ET on Friday, March 31, 2023. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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