The Community-Police Engagement Commission consists of five members appointed by the corresponding Council Member and to coincide with their term as follows:

  • The Mayor and City Council Members from District 1 and District 3 will each appoint a commission member for a term to run from March 2023 - Dec. 2026
  • City Council Members from District 2 and District 4 will each appoint a commission member for a term to run from March 2023 - Dec. 2024

Members must be citizens of Carlsbad and normally serve four-year terms.


  • Promote productive communication and interaction between the City of Carlsbad Police Department and community
  • Provide a forum for police leadership to inform the commission and public of police initiatives, challenges, and data relating to police activity
  • Educate the community and receive community feedback regarding policing standards and expectations
  • Create additional community access to public safety information
  • Recommend changes or improvements to Carlsbad Police Department policies, procedures or training
  • Review new or proposed Carlsbad Police Department programs to evaluate how those programs might impact the Carlsbad community, including disenfranchised and marginalized communities
  • Provide a forum for presentations by police leadership on matter that receive high media interest or come to the attention of the commission

Source: Carlsbad Municipal Code, Chapter 2.30.060

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Agendas and supporting materials for the next meeting and meetings over the last three months are linked below. Materials for meetings taking place before that are available on our online public records portal.

How to participate

The city welcomes your involvement. Meetings are open to the public and can be watched live on the city website.

Comment in person

If you would like to provide comments to the Community-Police Engagement Commission, please:

  • Fill out a speaker request form, located in the foyer.
  • Submit the form to the Minutes Clerk before the item begins.
  • When it’s your turn, the Chair will call your name and invite you to the podium.
  • Speakers have three minutes, unless the presiding officer (usually the Chair) changes that time.
  • You may not give your time to another person, but groups can select a single speaker as long as three other members of your group are present. Group representatives have 10 minutes unless that time is changed by the presiding officer or the Commission.

Comment in writing

  • If you wish to provide written comments as part of the record, e-mail your comments to Please indicate the agenda item number in your e-mail subject line.
  • Emails received by 2 p.m. will be provided to the Community-Police Engagement Commission prior to the start of the meeting.
  • Other comments will be included with the meeting record. Emailed comments will not be read out loud during the meeting.

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