Community Policing Advisory Board (City of Oakland)

Community Policing Advisory Board (City of Oakland) A voluntary board serving community policing for the City of Oakland, California. -Advise the Chief of Police on community policing policy issues brought by the Board. -Meet monthly. -Make recommendations to the Chief of Police to support the successful implementation of community policing. -Serve as a citizen review and involvement body for the City Council and Police Services Agency on community policing issues suggested by the Board members and by the Chief. [Note: the Board shall have no authority or responsibility to inquire into or investigate personnel actions or practices subject to review by either the Civil service Commission, the Citizen’s Police Review Board, or any other duly constituted regulatory or oversight body.


1 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland, CA

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General information

-Monitor progress in the implementation of City Council Resolution 72727 and report in least twice yearly to The Mayor, City Council, and the community. -Assist in setting citywide priorities for the full implementation of community policing through a review of community policing strategies materials and training, assessments of the effectiveness of the strategies and recommendations for improvement. -Serve as a primary communication link to the community and bring feedback from the community to the Board. -Serve as advisors to the Chief and top command staff on community policing strategies planned or implemented. -Review and make recommendations on the Agency’s community policing programs. -Assist in educating and informing the public about community policing, its current progress, and its directions. -Serve as an active advocate for the community policing philosophy. -Help host and actively participate in community policing public meetings. Role of the Chief: -Suggest issues to be brought before the Board. -Attend and participate in Board meetings. -Coordinate, assign, and direct staff efforts in support of Board activities. -Chief spokesperson for the implementation of the community policing program. -Listen to issues raised, share them with the appropriate staff and report back to the Board with progress made on recommendations. Role of Oakland Sharing the Vision: -Facilitate the development of the Advisory Board by providing training and support to ensure full participation of all members; creation of a consensus style of decision making; and understanding of the Board’s role and purpose. -Assist the Board in developing meeting agendas and in fulfilling its reporting responsibilities Role of the Mayor and City Council: -Make appointments to the Advisory Board. -Review the Advisory Board and Chief’s bi-annual progress report required under Resolution 72727. -Consider policy and budget improvements based on the bi-annual progress reports.


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