LACEY POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS TEAM
LACEY, WA, September 30, 2020: The Lacey Police Department is accepting applications for Lacey Community Representatives for the Independent Investigations Team (IIT). Interested parties must submit their application by 5 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020.
The IIT was established in 2018 by the passage of I-940, an initiative that requires law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first aid. It also changes the standards for use of deadly force, adding a "good faith" standard and independent investigation.
The IIT includes law enforcement investigators, civilian crime-scene specialists, and community representatives. The IIT will conduct criminal investigations into police-involved, deadly force incidents. Lacey Community Representatives would be activated in the event Lacey Police officers are involved in a deadly force incident to provide transparency to the investigatory process.
Applicants must live or work in the City of Lacey, pass a police background fingerprint and criminal history check, and be:
• Able to remain unbiased, objective, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
• Willing to commit to a minimum two-year term.
• Available to respond to briefings and investigative meetings during an investigation.
As established by I-940, the final selection of IIT Community Representatives is at the Police Chief's discretion.
To apply, download an application at ci.lacey.wa.us/Police and submit it by 5 p.m. Friday, October 30, to:
Lacey Police Department
Attention: Office of the Chief of Police
420 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503
For more information, contact the Office of Chief of Police at PoliceChief@ci.lacey.wa.us or (360) 438-2652.