Since 1887 the Park Police Department has been the primary law enforcement agency tasked with policing Minneapolis parks. The newly formed six-member Advisory Council will meet monthly with MPRB personnel to discuss topics that are important to the MPRB and park patrons and to open two-way communication.The primary role of the Advisory Council is to become knowledgeable about policing, crime, and safety in Minneapolis parks; evaluate broad approaches to community safety, enforcement, and reconciliation; contribute to broad community engagement by acting as community, neighborhood, and stakeholder advocates; assist with ongoing communication to the public; provide reports to the Board of Commissioners; and make consensus recommendations regarding certain matters of policy and programs for review by the Park Police Chief and MPRB Superintendent.
Advisory Council members must:
- Live in the City of Minneapolis
- Commit to a two-year term
- Attend monthly evening meetings
- Embrace the MPRB guiding statements for racial equity, gender inclusion and universal access
- Be willing and eager to participate in challenging and meaningful conversation
- Act as a bridge between the community and Park Police Department
- Work collaboratively to enhance relationships between Park Police and the community, specifically with underrepresented residents and patrons.
Deadline for submitting applications is 4pm on Tuesday, December 4
Please click on the application below, to apply.