The Community Policing Advisory Board will consist of nine members who reside in Rockville.
The city is seeking diversity in members’ ages, sex, gender, race, nationality, languages spoken and neighborhoods of residence. One board seat is reserved for a youth member, age 16-21. Initially, board members will serve staggered terms, with four members serving three-year terms and four others serving two-year terms. The youth member will serve a one-year term.
The board will meet a minimum of eight times a year with a break during the holiday (November/December) and summer (July/August) season.
The board will make recommendations to the Rockville City Police Department and to the Mayor and Council on crime and safety initiatives, officer training and professional development, enhancing community interaction, improving the two-way communication between the community and police department, and working collaboratively with existing local partnerships through community events to enable continued police outreach.
The board will also discuss issues as they arise. The police department will engage with the board to hear and discuss concerns and ideas, in the interest of finding improvements and solutions.
The board will provide input and support for department initiatives, including but not limited to: National Night Out, the annual community police open house, the police ride-along program, and fair and impartial police command and community trainings.