After nine members were appointed to the City of Tallahassee Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB), the City Commissioners voted to appoint Rashad Mujahid as the CPRB’s first chairperson at their Feb. 10 meeting.
Mujahid was Commissioner Curtis Richardson’s CPRB nominee and was appointed to the board on Jan. 27.
Mujahid is from Jacksonville, Florida and is married to Sakinah Mujahid and they have four children. He has attended school, worked and lived in Tallahassee FL, since September, 1975.
Mujahid graduated form FSU in 1980 with a degree in Criminology and minor Sociology and worked for the Social Security Administration from 1978-2019 as a Public Affairs Specialist, Claims Rep, Supervisor and Staff Assistant.
Mujahid is an Imam (Minister) with the Masjid Al-Nahl Mosque on Bragg Drive and is a current member of Tallahassee Interfaith Ministerial Alliance. He has also worked as a volunteer as a Muslim Chaplain for several state prisons. He is a former Board Member of Elder Care Services and former Chairman and Board member of the Tallahassee Human Relation Council.
Each member of the CPRB was contacted in regard to any interest in serving as the chairperson of the board. Six of the nine members expressed interest in becoming chairperson.
The chairperson will be selected annually. The City Commission also created a list of responsibilities of the position. This list includes helping to make sure the CPRB is following sunshine laws, conducting meetings, being a spokesperson for the CPRB as a whole and ensuring that Roberts Rules of Order, along with Florida Stature 112.532, “Officer Bill of Rights,” are in accordance to every action that is taken.