The Police Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of a diverse group of men and women who are actively engaged in the community, whether as a professional, a business person, or as a private citizen. The Committee meets the first Wednesday of every other month with department staff members in attendance, in an effort to strengthen positive relationships with members and promote meaningful discussion between the Department and Committee.
Police representatives at the meetings provide Committee members with an overview of Department occurrences since the last meeting. The discussion that follows includes topics such as parking updates, ongoing investigations, staffing, legal updates, community policing efforts and other topics of interest.
In an effort to remain transparent, the Department provides the PAC with an overview of all cases in which officers used force against an assailant who was resisting arrest. The Committee is encouraged to provide input regarding each of these cases. Members of the Committee are also encouraged to bring concerns thoughts, and questions to the meetings, including issues they may have heard from other residents or guests in the community.
Current Police Advisory Committee members are:
Dave Askeland, Carrie Balma, Tom Byledbal, Dick Carleton, Jeff Chabot, Claire Drewes, Phil Gallagher, Javier Gaspar-Gutierrez, Sandy Griffin, Claudia King, Tessa Rathjen, Jason Smith, Jim Trisler, and Hal Vatcher.