Police Accountability Board
COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS TO THE POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD
Public safety and building community trust in law enforcement are top priorities for the Prince George’s County Council.
Convening a virtual Special Session and following a Committee of the Whole meeting, including public comment, on Monday, August 29, 2022, the Council adopted legislation establishing a public engagement process for the selection of members to serve on the Police Accountability Board, nominated by both the County Executive and County Council.
Under a legislative package of police reforms enacted in July by the County Council and effective on August 29th, new state requirements for improved policing and the establishment of a Police Accountability Board were implemented. CB-021-2022 included in the legislative package, required the resolution setting forth the public engagement process for selecting members to the Police Accountability Board. Council Resolution-090-2022 was adopted by the Council on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Pursuant to CB-021-2022, the Prince George’s County Council must appoint five members to serve on the 11-member Police Accountability Board. Addressing the longstanding issue of police accountability is a serious matter, and our commitment to achieving meaningful reform will be evident in a measured, deliberate, and transparent process, resulting in the selection of fair-minded, objective appointees.
We strongly encourage interested and engaged County residents to partner with us in this critical effort and apply for membership on the Police Accountability Board.
HOW TO APPLY:
Individuals who wish to apply must meet the qualifications outlined in CB-021-2022.
Thursday, September 1, 2022, through Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL Informational Meeting/Listening Session
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
Hear from applicants under consideration by the Council.
EComment Portal Sign Up https://pgccouncil.us/Speak
October 4, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
Confirmation of County Council nominees to the Police Accountability Board