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Community Advisory Board to the Chief of Police

What is a Community Advisory Board?
The Advisory Board is a group of individuals appointed by the Chief of Police for the purpose of providing insight and suggestions when reviewing crime trends, new and or revised policies, community issues, event briefings, personnel complaint briefings, overview of complaint processes, input on deployment strategies, input on technology strategies, and the generation of new ideas which are provided to the Chief of Police for consideration.

Who should apply?
We encourage people who are highly motivated, want to make a difference in the community and their police department to get involved. We are looking for people from our culturally diverse community, local businesses, school board, academia, spiritual leaders and any other persons who want to be involved.

We are looking to have a diverse representation of our community. The diversity of the board membership is critical to its success. The board members are expected to provide at least two years of commitment. The members are selected by the Chief of Police after review of the application, resume and a background check. The background check is necessary due to the fact committee members will be inside the police department for meetings.

  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • A Turlock resident or representative of a segment of the Turlock community that would help to ensure a diverse board, examples include, but are not limited to: Turlock Business Owner, Turlock Latino Community Representative, Turlock African American Community Representative, TUSD School Leader, CSUS Leader, Turlock Spiritual/Clergy
  • Submit a completed application with resume
  • Pass background check
  • Interview with Chief of Police

Standards once selected:
  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Provide feedback
  • Code of Conduct

How to Apply

In Person: Turlock Police Department, 244 N. Broadway, Turlock.CA
By mail: Attn: Chief of Police, Turlock Police Department, 244 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380

Community Advisory Board Application
*Resume required with Application

Community Trust

The Turlock Police Department's top priority is our community. It is only through collaboration and building trust that we can build upon our outreach programs.

The department is committed to its transparency and has made available a multitude of informational documents and statistical reports available on our website. The department is active on multiple social media sites, where daily educational and informational items are posted for the community.

In addition, the Chief of Police engages directly with community members though social media, during community events, and Coffee With the Chief events hosted at the police department. These interactions are extremely important to build trust within our community.

It is imperative that we continue to communicate with each other - the police department is no exception to this. Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement is the guide to our community policing efforts. It is also the key to all our involvement in making our community safe, and making the police department a part of your community.

Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement

  1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.
  2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.
  3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.
  4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.
  5. Police seek and preserve public favor not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.
  6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.
  7. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
  8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.
  9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.

Community Advisory Board Tri-Fold Flyer

For questions about the Community Advisory Board, please contact:

Office of the Chief of Police
244 N Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 664-7302

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