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 Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Please click on the application below, to apply.