Madison police seek community applicants for policing advisory boards 

Madison police are seeking a total of 30 community applicants to serve on six different community policing advisory boards across its Madison police districts, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.  

The community policing approach is intended to foster trust between officers and the neighborhoods they serve as well as develop solutions to disputes and crime. A grant from the U.S. Department of Justice is funding the new advisory boards and building a pilot program operated out of the city’s south side that was started in 2017.   

Community members from all backgrounds are wanted to serve on the boards, and having a criminal record is not grounds for disqualification. Those interested are encouraged to apply online.