Among its roles, the commission will be able to examine complaints lodged by residents against the police service. A complaints system will be in place at Town Hall, the Police Department, online and at the Martin Luther King Community Center. The commission will also be able to review police incidents and provide feedback on the actions of officers and residents to prevent future problems.
Appointed for a one-year term
Bill Sowards: Sowards is a longtime resident of the town and retired from the Rock Island Police Department after 30 years. He is a member of the Labor Day Parade and Zoning Advisory Boards, Trustee for the Township of South Rock Island and was previously Rock Island Citizen of the Year.
Jack Fulscher: Fulscher lives on Rock Island and is the owner of Fulscher and Sons Tattoo Machines in Moline.
Frank Nowinski: Nowinski has lived on Rock Island for over 40 years and is a local lawyer. He has been involved with the Rock Island Jaycees, the Rock Island Preservation Commission and is a member of the Development Association of Rock Island (DARI).
Marieon Anderson: Anderson is a student at Rock Island High School. He is on the honor roll, captain of a football team, basketball player, member of a theater club, and president of the school’s iJAG (Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates) program. He coaches both the Future Rocks and the Little Rocks and is a member of the Umpire Club.