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Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement

I-CARE program


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To Faith Leaders What is I-CARE? Mission Statement 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.

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.

Mission Statement

Bridging the Raleigh Police Department and the communities they serve by building mutual trust and respect for a stronger, safer tomorrow.

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 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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