Madison Mayor Paul Finley announced today the city’s plan to form a Police Citizens Advisory Committee following a unanimous City Council vote.
Applications are now being accepted by community members who are interested in serving in an advisory capacity regarding community concerns, quality of life issues, police officer training, and more.
“The Madison Police Department is committed to professionally and effectively serving our community in partnerships with all stakeholders,” says Acting Police Chief John Stringer. “We are excited about working with our community to establish (this committee) to strengthen our relationship with our community.”
What will the Police Citizens Advisory Committee do?
- They will hold public meetings and recommend programs or policies to improve the Madison Police Department.
- They will provide advice for additional training in areas such as diversity, community policing, procedural justice, and crisis intervention training.
How will the committee be selected?
The nine-member committee will be appointed by City Council members, Mayor Paul Finley, and the Chief of Police.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must be a Madison resident
- Must commit to serving an initial term of two or four years
- Must be willing to dedicate time to attending training sessions, committee meetings, fielding questions from fellow Madison residents, and more
“The Advisory Committee serves as another step forward in transparency and open dialogue with our citizens,” says Mayor Paul Finley. “We look forward to the cooperation with the future members of the Committee as they community with City’s Police Chief, City Council, and the community at large.”
Click here to view and fill out an application.