The Chief’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) is established under the direction of the Chief of Police. The board is created to act as a resource for the Chief in the formation of strategies, development of community policing concepts and increasing public awareness. The board is intended to provide a forum for discussions concerning community concerns and the goal is to have a broad spectrum of viewpoints represented.
Mission and Purpose of CAB
The Chief's Advisory Board (CAB) recognizes the importance of partnerships and collaboration within the community and seeks the advice and counsel of a diverse group of community members regarding issues that impact the safety and quality of life of City of Woodland residents, business owners, and visitors. The Board provides information and feedback to the Chief of Police and works collaboratively to further the goals and initiatives of the Woodland Police Department.
Although the Chief's Advisory Board is expected to be proactive, it will not have power or authority to investigate, review or otherwise participate in matters involving specific police personnel or specific police-related incidents. It will not receive or review complaints initiated against personnel of the Woodland Police Department, nor play any role in civil or criminal litigation. The Chief's Advisory Board acts solely in an advisory capacity and will be driven by the creativity and vision of its members; it is intended to be an expression of the City of Woodland community’s viewpoints.
The Chief's Advisory Board will meet quarterly on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Woodland Police Department. The meetings will occur in February, May, August and November. It is expected that each board member will contribute and provide input on the topics the board and Chief of Police deem appropriate and timely.
Composition of the CAB
The board consists of 10-15 key stakeholders, comprised of a diverse cross-section of active community members throughout the City of Woodland. These members will represent a range of interests and experience, including business owners, education, non-profits, public relations, faith community, youth representation, and more.
Members must be Woodland residents or business owners and are selected from the pool of applicants by the Chief of Police. Members are chosen to serve on the board for their professionalism, integrity and commitment to their community. The term for board members is limited to two years to allow for greater participation by all interested parties. Extensions for sitting on the board will be considered on an individual basis at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
Members may be removed for cause prior to the end of their term by a majority vote of the board or at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Additionally, members who fail to attend two regular board meetings in a year may be considered to have vacated their position and may be replaced.
Members of the Chief's Advisory Board acknowledge that service is strictly on a volunteer basis and members will not receive any form of compensation. In addition, all members will be subject to a criminal history background investigation prior to appointment to the Chief's Advisory Board.
- Members of the Chief's Advisory Board are expected to attend the scheduled meetings and be prepared to engage in an honest and productive dialogue.
- Members of the Chief's Advisory Board are expected to treat each other with dignity and respect.
- Members of the Chief's Advisory Board are expected to maintain the confidentiality of information that is designated as confidential and discussed and/or disclosed during the meetings.
- Chief's Advisory Board members are not to utilize the meetings to facilitate personal agendas.
- Members of the Chief's Advisory Board will be encouraged to attend and participate in major police events (such as swearing-in and promotion ceremonies).
- Chief's Advisory Board members are encouraged to attend the Woodland Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy to familiarize themselves with Department operations.
- Chief's Advisory Board members are eligible, if they choose, to participate in a ride along with police personnel once every four months.
Staff support to the Chief's Advisory Board is provided through the Office of the Chief of Police. The Chief will serve as the liaison to the Chief's Advisory Board and the Chief’s Executive Assistant, or designee, will act as the recording secretary. A member or members of the Woodland Police Department Command staff may also be included in the Chief's Advisory Board meetings as necessary or requested. Support staff will:
- Record the proceedings of meetings of the Chief's Advisory Board (i.e. minutes)
- Disseminate information, including meeting agendas, minutes of meetings, etc. to members of the Chief's Advisory Board
- Maintain all records related to the Chief's Advisory Board
How to apply to be a Member of The Chief's Advisory Board:
Woodland Chief of Police Luis Soler and the Department are pleased to announce the 2019 launch of the Chief’s Advisory Board. This diverse committee will represent all corners of Woodland. Members will include citizens, business owners, faith based community and representatives of our schools.
In recognition of the importance of partnerships and collaborations with everyone who contributes to a safer and more productive City of Woodland, Chief Soler looks for those within the community who want to offer their perspectives and their solutions.
Please make sure to review the commitment and application requirements prior to applying. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, June 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm.
Please contact the Chief’s Executive Assistant, Trista Kennedy, at 530-661-7865 or Trista.Kennedy@cityofwoodland.org.