Under the Portland Settlement Agreement, the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL) is "responsible for synthesizing data related to PPB’s use of force, reporting to the City Council, DOJ, and the public and gathering input from the public related to PPB’s compliance with this Agreement. The COCL shall not be attached to any one City office, shall be wholly independent of PPB, and shall be responsive to the entire City Council, the public, and DOJ." 

In January 2015, the City of Portland hired Rosenbaum & Associates to serve as Portland's Compliance Officer/Community Liaison (COCL).