Gwinnett commissioners establish Police Citizens Advisory Board

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners is establishing a Citizen’s Advisory Board to “strengthen relationships” between the Gwinnett County County Police Department by offering input on issues like transparency, use of force, training and dealing with complaints.

The 11-member board, to be made up of representations from various groups around the county “will provide advice to the Police Department, the county administrator, and the Board of Commissioners and assist the department through a collaborative problem-solving process that supports both the community and the Police Department’s desire to enhance public safety.”

According to the Board of Commissioners notice on the website, the board will offer general community feedback on reforms that improve “community-oriented policing practices, transparency, professionalism, accountability, community inclusion, fairness, effectiveness, and public trust while taking into account national standards, best practices, current and emerging research, and community expectations.”

This board will reportedly support the Gwinnett County BOC’s vision of “a connected community where all stakeholders feel informed, engaged, and heard.”

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