BEND, OR -- Bend Police continues to accept applications for the Chief’s Advisory Council. Chief Mike Krantz says it’s similar to committees the department has looked to for input over the last 18 years, "It’s a advisory council to the police chief, obviously - to the command of the police department. And, its goal is to have community people give input to the chief of police on issues from the community’s perspective."
Krantz says it’s important to have diverse voices on the council, "Issues could include anything from developing strategies, increasing community awareness about policy or budget issues, developing workforce recruitment and retention strategies, reviewing training processes," he tells KBND News, "Just a wide variety of information could come out of this." He adds, "Its goal is to be a communication conduit between different community networks and the police department. And, just to continue to enhance relationship building with the community and the police department through transparency."