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Police Commission

The Burbank Police Commission was established by the Burbank Municipal Code and initially had five members.  In 2007, the Burbank City Council amended the Municipal Code, increasing the commission by two members to a total of seven members. In 2019, the Burbank City Council again amended the Municpal Code, reducing the Police Commission back to five members. Also in 2019, the Municipal Code was amended to have Police Commission meetings held on a quarterly basis, rather than monthly. 

The Burbank Police Commission members are appointed by the City Council. Every member serves for a term of four years. 

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has affected the frequency of Police Commission meetings and the manner in which they are held. The Police Commission meetings are normally held quarterly, on the third Wednesday of every third month at 6:00 p.m., in the Burbank City Council Chambers, City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue. 

A recent staff report presented to the Burbank City Council on June 16, 2020 addressed a recommendation for consideration of increasing the frequency of Police Commission meetings. To read the staff report, click here.

Click here to view recent Police Commission meetings.

Click here to email the Police Commission

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COMMISSIONER DATE OF APPOINTMENT TERM EXPIRES
Nidal Kobaissi, Chair 8/1/2017 7/31/2021
     
Amy Vest, Vice Chair 8/1/2017 7/31/2021
     
Mike Chapman, Secretary 8/9/2016 7/31/2023
     
Robert Cohen 8/1/2017 7/31/2021
     
Michael Elman 7/16/2019 7/31/2023


MISSION STATEMENT

The Police Commission, on behalf of the community of Burbank at the direction of the City Council, shall provide civilian oversight to advocate best law enforcement policies for the greater good of the Burbank community.

The Commission will monitor the Burbank Police Department to achieve and maintain a culture of respect and professionalism through accountability and transparency in all of its actions.

 

CORE VALUES

INDEPENDENT

• Civilian volunteers work in the best interests of Burbank’s diverse community

OBJECTIVE

• Serve as a liaison between the community and the Police Department in law enforcement matters

PROFESSIONALLY PREPARED

• Acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding of the policies, procedures, and practices of the Burbank Police Department

PERSONAL INTEGRITY

• At all times, a Commissioner’s obligation is to maintain ethical behavior and keep the goals and objectives of the Commission above any self-interest

 

 
 
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