The Tustin Police Department is committed to a Policing Model of Community Governance. To that end, the mission of the Chief's Advisory Board is to act as a resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of policing concepts and increasing public awareness regarding policy issues.
The policy of the Tustin Police Department is to establish and maintain a Chief's Advisory Board. The goal of the Chief's Advisory Board is to provide a forum for police-community interaction to address public safety and related issues in order to further enhance the quality of life in our community. In doing so, the Chief's Advisory Board is intended to reinforce our elected values of the PRIDE concept:
The primary purpose of the Chief's Advisory Board is to provide a forum with key stakeholders regarding law enforcement policies within the community and is comprised of a diverse cross-section of community activists, business leaders and citizens representing both Tustin and the greater Orange County area.
Composition of the Chief's Advisory Board
The number of members of the Chief's Advisory Board should be at least 12 persons, but not more than 20 persons. The Chief's Advisory Board shall be composed of a cross-section of the community. Members should include:
Criminal Justice Community
Local Community based social services organizations related to:
Invitations to prospective members will be sent by the Office of the Chief of Police.
Staff support to the Chief's Advisory Board is provided through the Office of the Chief of Police. The Professional Standards Unit Lieutenant is the Police Department's liaison to the Chief's Advisory Board and the Executive Secretary acts as the Recording Secretary. In this capacity, the Executive Secretary will:
The Chief's Advisory Board will meet on a regular schedule as determined by the members of the Board and an agenda will be prepared and distributed.
Terms are limited to two years to allow for greater participation by all interested parties. A two-year extension for sitting board members will be considered on an individual basis at the pleasure of the Chief of Police. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, a board member may be excused from further participation in the event it is deemed necessary for the benefit of the Board as a whole.