What is I-CARE? Mission Statement Duties of the I-CARE Team Members Composition of the I-CARE Team Application Process
What is I-CARE?
The Raleigh Police Department's Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement (I-CARE) Team is a volunteer opportunity for faith leaders.
The I-CARE Team is a diverse group of leaders from the faith community who represent a wide range of interests and experiences and have demonstrated a desire to build community relationships and solve problems. Its mission is to create a collaborative partnership through shared strengths to grow relationships, build bridges, foster transparency, and create a mutually enhanced awareness about the function and role of the Raleigh Police Department and the importance of the diverse community it serves.
Bridging the Raleigh Police Department and the communities they serve by building mutual trust and respect for a stronger, safer tomorrow.
Duties of the I-CARE Team Members
- Work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences
- Build coalitions intended to strengthen the ongoing relationships between the police and the community
- Act in a capacity that promotes trust and cooperation between the police and the community
- Act as a conduit for the Chief of Police regarding community needs and concerns
- Apprise the Chief of Police directly of the community’s needs for police services
- Partner with the Raleigh Police Department to nurture procedural justice
- Assist in educating the faith community at large about the function and services of the Raleigh Police Department
Composition of the I-CARE Team
Members of the I-CARE Team will serve for a period of 12 or 18 months with an option to serve a second term. Applicants will select on their application if they prefer to serve a 12-month or 18-month term. Members will not serve more than two terms. I-CARE Team meetings will be held virtually and/or in various locations throughout the City.
- Reside within the city of Raleigh or serve in a leadership capacity at a house of worship located within the city of Raleigh
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be recognized by a credentialing organization within their represented faith group
- Be in good standing within their faith organization
- Maintain a working telephone and email address
- Must be able to commit and actively participate in scheduled meetings and other opportunities for community engagement
- Must be willing to communicate to the greater community towards responsive engagement
- Members of the I-CARE Team will serve for a period of 12 or 18 months with an option to serve a second term. Applicants will select on their application if they prefer to serve a 12-month or 18-month term. Members will not serve more than two terms.