The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved the nomination of 11 people to serve on the city's new Community Police Commission at Tuesday's council meeting.

"Our vision is to make Sacramento the safest big city in California and a national model of community policing in the 21st century," said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in a statement.

The new commission will utilize the experience and knowledge of Sacramento residents to ensure bias-free policing and to monitor the Officer Next Door initiative, Johnson said.

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