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Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement

I-CARE program


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The Raleigh Police Department Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement (I-CARE) Team is a volunteer opportunity for faith leaders.

To Faith Leaders

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown

"Our local faith community is strong, and I believe it is important to embrace this strength to build bridges and create dialogue among community stakeholders.

I look forward to sharing a seat at the table with you as we work to promote a safe, vibrant, and healthy community in Raleigh that reflects a thriving atmosphere for all to live, work, play, and learn." -- Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown

What is I-CARE?

The Raleigh Police Department 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.

Duties of Chief's 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 Chief's 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 in various locations throughout the City. 

Members must:

  • 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.

I-CARE Team meetings will be held in various locations throughout the City.

List of the current members

Application Process

Interested applicants can submit an online application or download a fillable PDF at any time or obtain and submit a written application at any RPD station during business hours.

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

Contact

 

919-996-3335

Lead Department:
Police

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