Police Chief's Community Advisory Council

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The Auburn Police Department and the community of Auburn have long benefitted from a strong police-community relationship. It is through our ability to connect with those who live, work, and play in the City of Auburn so that we can better understand and serve the needs of everyone. The Auburn Police Department strongly believes in the Community-Oriented Policing philosophy which combines traditional law enforcement practices with practices that focus on community partnerships and engagement to identify, develop, and implement strategies and measures to address community issues and concerns. 

The mission of the Community Advisory Council is to act as a resource for the Chief of Police in the formation of strategies, development of policing concepts, and increase the community’s awareness regarding policing issues, as well as policy issues. Ultimately, the objective of the Community Advisory Council will be to build on the Police Department’s communication to our community in a fashion that will assist in the further development of trust and understanding between the Police Department and the community we serve.

The overall purpose of the Community Advisory Council is:

  • To establish, conduct, and maintain a mechanism for the timely identification of concerns and/or issues within the community; as well as to assist in the identification and development of appropriate responses to areas of concerns and/or issues;
  • To act as an advisory group to the Chief of Police and Police Management;
  • To act as a conduit of information between the community and the Police Department; and,
  • To promote community awareness, understanding, and involvement in police programs and services.

The Community Advisory Council shall consist of not less than 10 and not more than 15 members. Members shall reflect a range of interests and professions including, but not limited to, business, education, faith-based communities, non-profit organizations, public relations, youth organizations, and other similar interests and organizations. Members will be selected by the Chief of Police for their professionalism, integrity, and commitment to community. The Chief of Police reserves the right to make the final determination regarding membership selection. 

The Auburn Police Department continues to identify ways and methods to improve our service to our community. We have implemented programs that have a focus on addressing crime and quality of life issues to better serve those who live, work, and play in the City of Auburn, such as our School Resource Officer program, the Community Action Team, and our social media programs. The implementation of the Community Action Council is one more program that will continue to advance our work and police-community relationships.

Recruitment for the Community Advisory Council candidates will begin on October 1, 2020. The recruitment for the candidates will stay open until filled. Future recruitment processes will occur as needed. The first meeting Police Chief’s Community Advisory Council is anticipated to occur on January 21, 2021. All subsequent meetings are anticipated to take place on the third Thursday of every month.

The Auburn Chief of Police is seeking a diversified group of individuals who are trustworthy, open-minded, and ready to engage in purposeful dialogue for the benefit of community problem solving. If you are looking for an opportunity to work closely with the Auburn Police Department and motivated to make positive changes than the Police Chief's Community Advisory Council is the perfect place to start. You can submit and application to be a part of the Police Chief's Community Advisory Council here.

Police Chief's Community Advisory Council Application

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Police Chief's Community Advisory Council Information

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