Gov. Tom Wolf announced members of the Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission. Marvin Boyer is the commission voting member for Bucks County, as well as Lehigh and Northampton counties. Wolf also appointed Sha S. Brown to serve as the Deputy State Inspector General for Law Enforcement Oversight. Brown will chair the commission.
“This citizen commission is an important step toward addressing the systemic failings that create inequities and to restore trust in law enforcement in all communities,” said Wolf. “It is my hope that the commission improves law enforcement relationships with communities and strengthens the accountability of law enforcement personnel.”
Wolf created the commission last year by executive order following concerns raised by residents, leaders of black communities, and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus members after the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.
PSLECAC’s goal is to improve policing practices within law enforcement agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction by examining events and conducting reviews of policies, practices and procedures. The commission is comprised of a total of 21 voting members, including one representative from each of the Pennsylvania State Police’s current 15 Troop geographic areas, and six citizen members chosen at large.
The PSLECAC will hold its first public meeting virtually on Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. More information is available at osig.pa.gov.
Brown will chair the citizen commission and lead its review and recommendation duties.
“Sha Brown brings over 20 years of law enforcement and oversight experience to the Office of State Inspector General,” said State Inspector General Lucas M. Miller. “The Office of State Inspector General is humbled and honored to work with the commission to improve law enforcement accountability and encourage strong relationships between police and local communities. We are fortunate to have Sha Brown lead this effort and chair the commission.”