Nicole Small ( Raw Questionnaire Responses )

How will your name appear on the ballot?

Nicole Small

What do you believe qualifies you to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

My professional experience with Unions and HR allowed me to find resolutions for opposing parties based on contractual agreements and policies. My community and political advocacy efforts is what fuels my passion for creating and supporting progressive and equitable agendas.

Why do you want to be on the Detroit Charter Commission?

Would you support keeping a Board of Police Commissioners in the revised charter?

Definitely would

Would you support keeping a system whereby the majority of the Police Commissioners are elected?

Other (please specify):
I support electing 9 Commissioners and reducing mayors appointments to 2 appointees

Would you support the election of some of the Commissioners by district?

Definitely would

Would you support the requirement that Commissioners be civilians at the time they are elected?

Definitely would

Check powers or responsibilities you would like Police Commissioners to retain:

Review and approve the departmental budget before its submission to the Mayor.
Receive and resolve, as provided in this chapter, any complaint concerning the operation of the Police Department and forward all allegations of criminality to the appropriate internal or external law enforcement agency for further investigation.
Act as final authority in imposing or reviewing discipline of employees of the department.
Make an annual report to the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the department’s activities during the previous year, including the handling of crime and complaints, and of future plans.
The Board may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, take testimony, and require the production of evidence.
The Board shall also appoint a Chief Investigator and such additional staff of investigators as it deems necessary.
Other (please specify):
Commissioners should review and approve number of officers assigned to each precinct to ensure that areas like downtown arent overly compensated, while neighborhood precincts are understaffed

Do you think it is a conflict of interest for former Detroit Police Officers to serve on the BOPC?

Other (please specify):
I think this can be just as much of a conflict as those elected that use this as opportunity for advancing personal political aspirations

I affirm the above statement.


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