The main purpose of the Police Chief Community Advisory Board is to serve as a resource and connection between an Indiana University Police Department campus division and the students, faculty, staff and the communities the division serves. The Board comprises students, faculty, staff and community members representing student organizations, cultural centers, and community members with diverse backgrounds. IUPD seeks to receive and share Indiana University community input on police matters and public safety concerns. The Board will serve as a bridge of understanding between IUPD and the community by providing awareness so that board members can effectively represent campus community needs to IUPD. The Board will serve as a community resource to enhance public safety.
The Police Chief Community Advisory Board has four strategic objectives: awareness, communications, monitoring and reporting.
- The Board will be informed of public safety concerns and is expected to maintain awareness and discuss current events that raise public safety issues.
- The Board listens to concerns voiced by students, faculty, staff and community members, and responds appropriately.
- The Board provides input on programs and projects aimed at improving campus safety.
- The Board establishes a method for reviewing concerns and making recommendations for resolution.
All Board members shall be appointed by the division Chief of Police in consultation with the Superintendent’s Office.
- All non-student appointments shall be for 2 academic years. All Board members are eligible for three terms of reappointment. Student appointments may vary in length.
- Vacancies occurring other than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the remainder of the term of the member being replaced. Those positions will then be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
No Board member shall receive compensation for services performed.
Duties of the Board:
The duties of the Board shall include, but not be limited to the following:
- To advise and make recommendations concerning the provision of police protection and services within the university.
- To enhance police-community relations.
- To review and make recommendations concerning police department policies, procedures and programs.
- To promote public awareness of the university’s police services and programs.
- To serve as a liaison between the police department and the university community.
Meeting and Procedures:
- The Board will meet bi-monthly on such day of the month and at such time as determined by the Board.
- The Board will meet only during the academic year unless deemed otherwise. For purposes of conducting the Board’s business, exercising its powers and for all other purposes, a quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of members. Any action taken by a majority of those present, when those present constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting of the Board, shall be deemed proper.
- Meetings will be closed to anyone not on the Board unless deemed otherwise.
- An agenda and meeting minutes will be documented by the division Chief or his/her designee.
- The Board will not decide on discipline or discuss personnel concerns.