Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement

I-CARE program


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To Faith Leaders What is I-CARE? Duties of Chief's I-CARE Team Members Composition of the Chief's I-CARE Team Application Process

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

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To Faith Leaders

Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown
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.

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 andcooperation between the police and thecommunity
  • 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 be selected by the Chief of Police from a pool of diverse interfaith community members representing a wide range of interests and experiences and who have demonstrated a desire to collaborate and build community relationships, communicate, and solve problems.
  • The I-CARE Tema is comprised of 17 members. Twelve members will be selected by the Chief of Police. Five at-large members will come from the Raleigh Police Chaplain program.

 

selected by the Chief of Police from a pool
of diverse interfaith community members
representing a wide range of interests and
experiences and who have demonstrated a
desire to collaborate and build community
relationships, communicate, and solve
problems.
• The I-CARE Team is comprised of 17 members.
Twelve members will be selected by
the Chief of Police. Five at-large members
will come from the Raleigh Police Chaplain
program.
• 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 Cit

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.

Application Process

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

Lead Department:
Police

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