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NEW MEETING LOCATION FOR TONIGHTS MEETING 11/10/15:
EASTERN DISTRICT STATION, 204 PASADENA RD., PASADENA, MD
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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CHIEF OF POLICE
CITIZEN'S ADVISORY COUNCIL

Founded 11 MARCH 2014
Background

The Anne Arundel County Police Chief's Citizen's Advisory Council was established in late 2013, as a separate council, in addition to the already established Police Community Relations Councils for each Police District. In 2015 the Council continues under Police Chief Tim Altomare.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Chief of Police to help assure that the department maintains the highest standards of integrity.
Assist in enhancing the quality of life through the delivery of professional, superior, and compassionate police services to the community.
To apply knowledge, skills, and resources to foster an environment where all people can live safely and without fear.
Our mission is accomplished within the framework of the following set of values:
• Accountability
• Achievement
• Commitment
• Compassion
• Prevention
• Protection

Objective

Our objective is to advise and/or assist the Anne Arundel County Chief of Police to preserve the peace in a manner consistent with the freedoms secured by law.



Responsibilities

The advisory council was established to provide the Anne Arundel County Police a forum for police-community interaction and to address public safety and related issues in order to further enhance the quality of life in our community. The council advises and assists the Anne Arundel County Chief of Police to:
• Create dialog and explore the perceptions of the Anne Arundel County Police and the community concerning the inter-relationship with each other regarding public safety issues within the community;
• Receive information concerning the Anne Arundel County Police programs and operations;
• Give input regarding new programs under development by the Anne Arundel County Police;
• Provide input to the Anne Arundel County Police regarding service needs within the community;
• Assist the Anne Arundel County Police Chief in assessing the effectiveness of department operations/programs;
• Identify gaps in services and/or communication;
• Enhance the community understanding of the capabilities of the Anne Arundel County Police in providing services to the community;
• Identify potential police-community partnerships to address public safety related issues within the community;
• Identify community resources and support for public safety activities; and give input concerning perceived effectiveness.
• The Anne Arundel County Police Citizens Advisory Committee is composed of 15 to 20 persons from the community. The members represent a broad cross section of the community, including residents, business persons, local educational community, local community based social service groups, and other components of the criminal justice system.

The advisory council meets monthly.


For further information regarding the advisory council, contact the Council President Bill Howard bill-howard@aapdcac.com. .