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City of Philadelphia


The Police Advisory Commission is the official civilian oversight agency of the City of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Police Department. The general mission of the Commission is to improve the relationship between the police department and the community. The Commission, in its diversity of composition and in its functioning, is intended to represent the external point of view of the Philadelphia citizenry.
The Commission is authorized by Executive Order 2-17 to conduct investigations of individual citizen complaints of police misconduct, and/or studies of police department policies, procedures or practices. Findings and recommendations made by the Commission are forwarded directly to the Mayor, the City Managing Director and the Police Commissioner for their review and appropriate action.

"Good Policing is Everyone's Responsibility"

The Police Advisory Commission is a member of NACOLE, the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Please visit NACOLE for additional information about police oversight around the U.S.

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Police Advisory Commission
990 Spring Garden Street, 7th Floor, Suite 705
Philadelphia, PA 19123