NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) today announced the deadline for open enrollment for Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB) membership. Open enrollment will officially end on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 5 p.m. for PCAB advisory groups citywide.
PCABs are district-based; there is one advisory group per NOPD District (eight total). Each PCAB member serves a 24-month term. PCABs create the framework for a public participation plan with the NOPD to engage in a collaborative problem-solving process that supports both the community and the police desire to enhance public safety. PCABs are responsible for vetting community ideas and suggestions; working with NOPD to understand operations, processes and challenges; and building consensus on priority items important to the community before submitting recommendations to NOPD for consideration. PCABs are also responsible for assisting NOPD in recruitment efforts.
Membership is open to all residents in the city of New Orleans who are eighteen years or older who may be interested in serving as a volunteer leader in their respective police district. Applications for selection can be found online at www.nola.gov/neo/pcab or may be picked up at the Neighborhood Engagement Office at City Hall or any NOPD Station. Completed applications may be submitted online, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or returned to any NOPD station by Sept. 8, 2018.
About the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office
The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is the City’s permanent mechanism for public participation in government decision-making. We create opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, partnership and action between City government and neighborhood residents and leaders.