At the Last Subcommittee Meeting…

You can find the previous meeting minutes here.

The Criminal Justice subcommittee had its last meeting on Wednesday, July 14th.

Subcommittee members were given an overview of the proposed timeline for developing policy ideas for Task Force review. The Task Force will begin reviewing the draft policy ideas submitted by each subcommittee during their August meeting. It is expected that the Task Force will finalize their recommendations by September 2021.

Members then discussed their top three ideas under their two priorities.

Under priority one, members discussed specifics for establishing a civilian review board and strategies to recruit and maintain a diverse team of police officers. The subcommittee’s guest speaker, Sergeant Deanna Rideau, a recruitment office for the West Palm Beach Police Department, shared the police department’s recruitment strategies. These efforts include attending career fairs at police academies and local colleges, posting advertisements online, and hosting Explorer and Cadet programs locally.

Under priority two, subcommittee members began a brief discussion on expanding the field training program and exploring training for police officers to address mental health crises. More details will be discussed at the upcoming subcommittee meeting.

Upcoming Subcommittee Meeting Information

The next (virtual) Criminal Justice subcommittee meeting is next week on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Members will continue reviewing and finalizing their chosen draft policy ideas for the Task Force to review.

Zoom link to join:

The Task Force will begin reviewing subcommittee draft policy ideas during their August meeting on Thursday, August 26th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. More details to come.

Remember, you’re allowed to ask questions and make comments at these meetings! We’d love to see you there!

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