Chief’s Advisory Committee

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Chief’s Advisory Committee

Purpose

The Chief’s Advisory Committee was established to provide an opportunity for proactive community engagement and critical dialogue concerning the protection, service and public safety needs for the City of Dublin as provided by the Dublin Police Department.

The Chief’s Advisory Committee emphasizes cooperative efforts between the community and the police department to identify and recommend solutions to issues of significant community concern including the defeat of social injustice, bias, bigotry, inequity and racism in the community.

Members

The Chief’s Advisory Committee consists of 10 community members, appointed by City Council, who meet regularly with the Chief of Police as well as Dublin Police Department staff to provide valued advice, perspectives, recommendations and feedback on significant police-community relations issues.

Terms of Office

Chief’s Advisory Committee members serve in staggered terms. Three of the initial appointees have served for a one-year period and are seeking appointment to subsequent two-year terms. New appointments and subsequent re-appointments after the initial service interval will serve for two-year terms.

Vacancies

A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the member’s term as soon as practical using the same process used for the original appointments. End-of-term vacancies shall be filled by City Council’s normal appointment process for board and commission members.

Organization

The Chief’s Advisory Committee elects from its appointed membership a Chair and Vice Chair whose duties include coordinating meeting agendas and committee support with the assistance of the Chief of Police, presiding over meetings and serving as the spokesperson of the Chief’s Advisory Committee. The Vice Chair serves in the absence of the Chair.

The Chief of Police serves as the primary staff liaison and will provide all necessary administrative support and coordination needs of the Chief’s Advisory Committee.  Additional Dublin Police Department staff members will attend regular meetings to inform the committee and participate in discussions.

Meetings

The Chief’s Advisory Committee holds regular monthly meetings and will meet as often as determined necessary by the Chair of the committee in consultation with the Chief of Police. The committee complies with all public meeting requirements. All meetings of the committee will be open to the public. Special meetings may be called at any time by the Chair. At least 48 hours before the time and place shall be given by the City or by the Chair to each member of the committee. Dublin Police Department staff members maintain minutes of all Chief’s Advisory Committee meetings.

Duties

Chief’s Advisory Committee members assist the Dublin Police Department with aligning its mission and goals with community expectations by conducting research, soliciting community feedback about the department, reviewing agency policies, procedures and training requirements, as well as making recommendations regarding the department’s community outreach and engagement efforts.

Reporting Requirements

The Chief’s Advisory Committee will, at minimum, submit to the City Manager and City Council a semi-annual update as to its progress, recommendations and associated actions of the committee, unless more frequent updates are necessary as determined by the City Manager, City Council, Chief’s Advisory Committee Chair/Vice Chair or Chief of Police.

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