Vancouver Community Task Force on Policing

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Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes created the Community Task Force on Policing in June 2020 as a result of the Police Executive Research Forum's (PERF) use of force report on the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). The task force met for the first time in September 2020 and is expected to meet on a monthly basis through September 2021.

The official charge of the task force is to:

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes created the Community Task Force on Policing in June 2020 as a result of the Police Executive Research Forum's (PERF) use of force report on the Vancouver Police Department (VPD). The task force met for the first time in September 2020 and is expected to meet on a monthly basis through September 2021.

The official charge of the task force is to:

The task force is composed of the following community leaders:

  • Ed Hamilton Rosales, Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Clayton Mosher, Washington State University Vancouver
  • Shareefah Hoover, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Vancouver chapter
  • Dr. Khalid Kahn, Vancouver Police Department’s Chief’s Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Kim Schneiderman, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Washington
  • Elvia Santos Dominguez, PointNorth Consulting and Vancouver resident
  • Andre Marks, Vancouver resident
  • Jamie Spinelli, homeless advocate with Community Voices Are Born (CVAB)
  • Eric Holmes, Vancouver City Manager
  • James McElvain, Vancouver Police Chief
  • Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Vancouver Mayor
  • Erik Paulsen, Vancouver City Councilmember
  • Sarah Fox, Vancouver City Councilmember
  • Commander Dave King, Vancouver Police Department, representing the VPD Command Guild
  • Detective Neil Martin, Vancouver Police Department, representing the VPD Police Guild