Takoma Park Seeking Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Applications

The City of Takoma Park is seeking applications for its Reimagining Public Safety Task Force, which seeks to make recommendations “with an emphasis on addressing racial inequalities that exist in government and services evolving around public safety.”

The purpose of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force is to develop recommendations that make Takoma Park a safer, more livable community for all residents, with an emphasis on addressing racial inequalities that exist in government and services evolving around public safety. In light of what is happening in our country, we believe that as a city, it is our duty to take inventory of our public safety practices, with emphasis on the experiences of our Black and Brown communities. This Task Force is our opportunity to bring new voices into the process as we take stock of what is working, what is not, and as we explore best practices in public safety.

The City of Takoma Park is seeking the support of community members, non-profit leaders, local business owners, educators, etc. in Takoma Park who can help us make our community a safer and more livable city that serves all residents. The Task Force will be made up of 15 individuals sourced from our diverse community and approved by the City Council.

The Task Force will meet regularly throughout the months of February, March, April, and May to create a set of recommendations on Public Safety.

Interested applicants are asked to complete an application by Friday, January 29. The City is planning to host an information session on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm for interested residents to learn more about the process and purpose of the Task Force.

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