The board will work with the Police Department in the implementation of a Community Co-Production Policing (CCPP) philosophy as well as assist in the implementation of recommendations stemming from the 360 assessment.The overall purpose of the board is as follows:
- Support City Council’s strategic focus on implementing Community Co-Production Policing (CCPP) based on the belief that the community should be integrally involved in shaping the policing strategies that affect it.
- Help create robust opportunities to listen to the community and use community feedback to inform future decision-making
- Advise council about community concerns as it relates to the Police Department and look for opportunities to build on the strengths of the department
- Develop an annual board work plan focused on strengthening the partnership between the community and the Police Department
- Advise council on other matters as it relates to aligning services and resources with community vision for public safety
The first application period is now closed.
Jan. 25 - Feb. 5, 2021
EligibilityTo qualify as a member of the CCPP Advisory Board you must:
- Be a resident of the City of Northglenn to serve as a representative of your ward; OR
- Live, work or attend school in the city to serve as an at-large member; AND
- Be at least 16 or 17 years old if applying as an at-large youth member, or 18 years old for all other members.
Members will serve a three-year term. We understand the youth member-at-large may not be able to complete the full three-year term but still strongly encourage those interested to apply.
The new council-appointed board will have 13 members:
- One resident from each ward (four total)
- Two resident at-large members
- One youth at-large member (at least 16 years of age)
- Three designated positions representing community safety:
- Fraternal Order of Police member
- Police Department non-command supervisory staff member
- North Metro Fire Rescue District staff member
- Three at-large members from professional community service providers
- One ex-officio, non-voting City Council member (not included in the total of 13 members)
CCPP Board Members Appointed by City Council
Ward 1 Member - Nicholas Walker
Ward 2 Member - David Farley
Ward 3 Member - Christina Sharkady
Ward 4 Member - Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa
Youth At-Large Member - Abhiyan Barailee
Community At-Large Members - Gerald Montour and Terri Thompson
Community Safety Members - Mathew O'Leary, Justin Lauck, and Paul Gesi
Community Service Provider Members - Clay Cunningham, Kelli Lewis, and Ihsan Riahi
Meetings will begin in March 2021 and will be held on a monthly basis.
Board Membership Requirements
In order to maintain membership on the board, members are required to:
- Participate in the Police Mini-CCPP Training Academy designed specifically for board members.
- Attend regularly scheduled meetings either in-person or virtually
- Regularly obtain feedback from the community and report back to the board during meetings
- Maintain a professional and respectful decorum
- Maintain all sensitive information that is shared during meetings as confidential
About CCPPNorthglenn’s overarching CCPP goals include:
- Reducing fractionalism – correcting the inharmonious separation which has occurred between the community and those responsible for policing it
- Creating transparency – there can be no more secrecy in accountability, policymaking, or in determining strategies to address and reduce crime and disorder
- Balance of influence – empowering residents to get involved in shaping the vision for public safety services while also equipping those who police the community with the resources they need to effectively provide services
Northglenn’s CCPP predicted outcomes include:
- Increased community trust – because the community shares decisional authority in substantive policing matters, they will have shared ownership over the results
- Enhanced public safety – trust is the cornerstone to solving crimes, and when trust is established, people will more readily assist in public safety matters affecting them
- Improved racial/diversity equity – diverse partnerships lead to greater understanding, which in turn, changes perspectives, beliefs, and behaviors