NPD Opens Applications for the Norman Citizens Advisory Board

Date of Press Release: 
Thu, 10/25/2018
Press Release By: 
Sarah Jensen

The Norman Police Department is now accepting applications for the Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB). Applications are currently available on the Norman Police Department website, http://bit.ly/NPDNCAB. Printed copies can also be obtained at the Norman Police Department, 201-B W. Gray Street. The only two requirements are that applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a Norman resident.

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, age, and disability. All residents 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.

Applications will be accepted until December 1. Completed applications can be turned in or mailed to the Norman Police Department, Attn: Professional Standards, 201-B W. Gray Street, Norman, OK 73069. Chief Humphrey is working to have the NCAB in place by January 2019.

Additional information including the NCAB Constitution and Bylaws are currently available on the Norman Police Department website, normanpd.normanok.gov. Any questions regarding the NCAB can be directed to the NPD Professional Standards Division at PDProfStandards@NormanOK.gov or 405-366-5201.