Applications Being Accepted for New Citizen’s Police Review Board.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The city of Daytona Beach will begin accepting applications to serve on the city’s new Citizen’s Police Review Board. Commissioners approved the new board during their July 15 meeting.
According to a release, this new board will add an extra layer of accountability and transparency between the police department and the public. The board will meet quarterly or on an as-needed basis. Members will serve a three-year term.
The board will consist of seven members, five, at-large members who are residents of Daytona Beach and two additional members, who are residents or business owners in Daytona Beach and have experience or training in criminal justice, law enforcement, defensive tactics, law or the military.
Duties of the seven-member board include reviewing the police department’s internal investigations and disciplinary outcomes in cases involving officer criminal conduct, excessive force, false arrest, or unlawful search. The board may also make recommendations to departmental policies and procedure
Appointments will be made by city commissioners at an upcoming public meeting. Prerequisites for serving as a board member include:
o Passing a criminal background check
o Attending a presentation at the Citizens’ Police Academy
o Participating in an annual ride-along with law enforcement
o Attending a police use-of-force class
For more information about serving on the Citizens’ Police Review Board or the board’s duties, please contact Assistant City Manager Betty Goodman at (386) 671-8203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For the application, click here.
Please return the completed form to The City of Daytona Beach Clerk’s Office.