Police and community members gather at a table during a Police Advisory Board meeting

Police Advisory Board





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The Police Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the Raleigh community and City Council. The board will help build trust and relationships between the Raleigh Police Department and the community.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. 

*Note: Scheduled meetings and locations are listed on the event calendar. Schedules may vary due to holidays and cancellations. 

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Public Comment via Phone

In addition to in-person public comment, the Police Advisory Board also provides a telephone option. To leave a public comment for the Police Advisory Board via phone, call 855-925-2801 and enter code 2378.  Voicemails are accepted for a period of 4 days prior to the Board's meeting. 

The Police Advisory Board’s public comment line opens at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting and closes at 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the Board’s regular monthly meeting. Please note that 1 comment is allowed per person per meeting and the limit for public comments is 3 minutes.

About the Police Advisory Board

The Raleigh Police Advisory Board members will serve a two-year term with a maximum of three terms. The terms must be staggered, and citizens can serve on no more than two boards or commissions at one time. The board will be staffed by the Department of Equity and Inclusion. The board will have no relationship to the Human Relations Commission.

The board's responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing existing Raleigh Police Department procedures. Contributing to fair policy development; and,
  • Engaging community members through educational outreach on Raleigh Police Department directives.

The board will not conduct investigations, hear testimony, or contribute to disciplinary action. The board will not respond to citizen complaints. The board will not collect data.  Any complaints received by the City will be shared with this board to drive their work prioritization.

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