Police Looking to Create Advisory Boards

The Suffolk County police department is creating boards of residents designed to serve as liaisons between precincts and their communities.
The new Precinct Level Advisory Boards are looking for volunteers representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences.
Members are expected to:
  • Have a high level of care and concern for their neighborhood.
  • Be committed to working collaboratively alongside community leaders and officers within their precinct.
  • Be a resident of the precinct community for a minimum of three years prior to membership.
  • Be willing and able to commit to quarterly meetings and responsibilities as designated.
  • Have a strong network of relationships throughout the community with those impacted by police interactions.
  • Council Membership Composition/Eligibility
  • Leader(s) of a community-based organization who reside(s) within the precinct
  • Owner(s) or manager(s) of a business located within the precinct
  • At least 16 years of age at time of appointment
  • Representative of a school district within the precinct
Other requirements
Eligible person wishing to serve on a PLAB may submit his or her name to their precinct inspector for consideration.
No current, full-time employee of the SCPD, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, or Class Counsel is eligible to serve on any PLAB, nor can elected or appointed political officials
Each PLAB shall have no fewer than eight and no more than twelve members, each of whom will serve a two-year term. No person may serve more than three terms on a PLAB.
The commanding officer, in consultation with a representative of Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison, will appoint the members of his or her precinct’s PLAB
Anyone wishing to be considered to serve on a PLAB may submit his or her name to their precinct Inspector.

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