NPD to Hold Second Listening Session for the Norman Citizens Advisory Board

Date of Press Release: 
Fri, 10/12/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

Norman residents are invited to attend the second community listening session regarding the Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB).

The community listening session will be held on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Norman City Council Chambers, 201 W. Gray Street. The focus of the listening session will be to review updates made to the NCAB Constitution and Bylaws following the first community listening session.

NCAB is being created to further the Norman Police Department’s focus on transparency and community partnerships. Norman Police Chief Keith L. Humphrey is working in partnership with the Department of Justice, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 122, and Norman Citizens for Racial Justice to create a diverse board that will represent the Norman community. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Police regarding issues relevant to police-community relations and outreach to the community.

The NCAB’s composition is intended to be representative of residents from all members of the city. Ideally, members of the NCAB will be comprised of a cross-section of residents and inclusive of differences in race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. All residents will have the opportunity to apply to become board members. All ethnic and cultural organizations are encouraged to submit candidates for open positions on the NCAB. Chief Humphrey is working to have the board in place by January 2019.

Applications and additional information will be made available on the Norman Police Department website, normanpd.normanok.gov, when NCAB opens for applications.