As part of the process of developing a new civilian police oversight system, the City and consultants held community meetings as well as facilitated smaller forums that were held over a two month period. The smaller forums were geared primarily to engage disproportionately impacted community groups. The goal of the community meetings was to provide information on the overarching objective of the consultants - to understand the needs and concerns with policing from the widest sample of perspectives possible.
The smaller forums and outreach were primarily coordinated by community members and facilitated by the consultants.
General Community Meetings
Thursday, December 7, 2017 and Saturday, February 3, 2018
The City and consultants hosted two public forums to talk about community perceptions on policing and engage in a discussion on police oversight models and principles. The forums started with a short presentation and then moved into a series of questions to elicit input from attendees.
Small Forum Meetings
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Low Income community
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
UCD Students via External Affairs Commission
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meeting
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Community Advisory Board
People with Disabilities
Friday, February 2, 2018
Ex incarcerated community
Native American community
Saturday, February 3, 2018