We will be establishing a citizens' advisory/review board. While there is research to be done and details to hash out, I feel confident in sharing that the overarching goals are:
- to provide full transparency on the department's activities, reviewed monthly by the board;
- to give citizens a way to provide input--suggestions, complaints, questions, etc.--with assurances that all will be heard and responded to;
- when issues do arise, to establish and facilitate respectful, two-way dialogue;
It was reiterated on May 26, when the mayor held her first "State of the City" town hall meeting.
- to keep everyone in the community up to date on what's happening in the police department, including new initiatives, community events, departmental changes, etc.
In today's Register-Star, John Mason reports on the status of the plans for a Citizens' Police Advistory Committee: "Civilian advisory board in development."
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