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152 N. Third Street, Suite 602
San Jose, CA 95112

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Ph: (408) 794-6226
Fax: (408) 977-1053
TTY: (408) 294-9337

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Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Join your fellow community members and the San José Office of the Independent Police Auditor to kick-off an 18-month project to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement in our city. Come share your thoughts about the challenges and propose solutions to keep building a stronger and safer San José.

This FREE EVENT will include a welcome by 49er's CEO Jed York and the Mayor of San José, Sam Liccardo. The Independent Police Auditor, Walter Katz, Chief Edgardo Garcia, and Community Advocates, will present in panels. Community members will have the opportunity to raise concerns and propose solutions in facilitated breakout sessions.

Registration begins at 8:00am / Event begins at 9:00am

Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all attendees.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Independent Police Auditor, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, San José Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and the general support of the San Francisco 49ers.


Sat, January 21, 2017

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST


Mexican Heritage Plaza

1700 Alum Rock Avenue

San Jose, CA 95116 

Register at Eventbrite:


 Walter Katz 
  Walter Katz  
Independent Police Auditor


The mission of the Office of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) is to provide independent oversight of and instill confidence in the complaint process through objective review of police misconduct investigations.

By providing outreach to the San José community and making thoughtful policy recommendations to the Police Department, the IPA works to promote accountability and to strengthen the relationship between the San José Police Department and the community it serves.

IPA Guiding Principles
  • The IPA strives to ensure that all concerns reported by members of the public are classified and investigated at the appropriate level based upon the premise that any case brought forward containing misconduct issues will be classified as a complaint with associated allegations, findings, and officer names tracked.
  • The IPA carefully considers aggregate data from complaints, community concerns, and public policy in crafting recommendations aimed toward improving the quality services of the San José Police Department.
  • The IPA reaches out to inform the community about the complaint process and to listen and respond to broader community concerns.

IPA Statement of Values & No-Gift Policy