Pennsylvania Citizen Law
Enforcement Advisory and Review (CLEAR) Commission
"Every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and
feel safe in their communities – the CLEAR Commission will help ensure
Pennsylvanians can have the utmost faith in the law enforcement officers
serving and protecting them every day." - Governor Josh Shapiro
Governor Shapiro established the Pennsylvania Citizen Law Enforcement Advisory and Review (CLEAR) Commission to bring together law enforcement experts and criminal justice reform advocates from across the Commonwealth to support public safety and ensure accountability for state law enforcement agencies who work hard to serve Pennsylvanians every day.
Executive Order 2023-21, CLEAR performs reviews of completed internal investigations related to allegations of incidents within agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.
The Commissioners selected by Governor Shapiro bring decades of experience in law enforcement, mental health, and community advocacy. This diverse group of highly qualified individuals represent areas from all across the Commonwealth, from Allentown to Johnstown. Commissioners include current and former members of law enforcement, an emergency mental health physician, a county district attorney, a founding member of the Johnstown Police Advisory Board, a survivor of police brutality and mental health advocate, and a former member of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.
“The CLEAR Commission will provide the
Pennsylvania State Police an opportunity to continue building public confidence
and trust,” - Colonel Christopher Paris, Commissioner of the Pennsylvania
The CLEAR Commission will continue the important
work of the Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission
(PSLECAC), created under the Wolf Administration in 2020. Throughout its
two-year history, in collaboration with Commonwealth law enforcement agencies,
PSLECAC reviewed numerous investigations, produced 17 different reports, made
more than 50 recommendations for improvement, and has since seen many of these
recommendations on the road to implementation.