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  • Police Review Committee Meeting

    Rockland Police Review Committee Meeting

    Facilitator: Angela  Notetaker: Dana
    Agenda Items (subject to change)
    Guest: Tom Luttrell, city manager
    • Chief of Police hiring process
    • Current grievance mechanisms
    Creating a committee report 
    • What could be included in the report?
    • What a reasonable timeline for the report?
    • How should this be presented to the public?
      • What venues can we utilize to share information
      • Do we want feedback?
    • Where to recommendations fit into this report?
      • Recommendations could be part of this, but do not need to be finalized or voted on
    Use of Force
    • Please see meeting notes for information regarding use of force continuum and deadly force triangle
    • Please review Joel’s email regarding call volume, arrests, and use of force data currently available for Rockland PD
    • Grievance mechanisms
      • Functionally independent grievance mechanism (Jan)
        • Based on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights “a grievance mechanism can only serve its purpose if the people it is intended to serve know about it, trust it, and are able to use it.”
        • Administered by town manager
        • Clearly established policies and complaints
        • Allow for anonymous filing if preferred
        • Publicized bt the city
        • Solicit input from public about the grievance mechanism
        • Legitimate, accessible, predictable, equitable, transparent, rights-compatible, source of continuous learning
      • Caution with language and incorporating positive feedback (Emily)
      •  Considering the officer who was charged with assaulting an elder woman recently – how does this help us understand use of force and grievance processes
      • Is the DA process enough for citizens with grievances?
      • How would a grievance process have credibility and good standing with the public?
    • Standing citizen review committee and use of force data collection 
    • Potential recommendation ideas: police academy to educated citizens about the PD, training for Rockland citizens to report crime
    Other suggested agenda items:
    • Use of time
      • What is the current nature of patrol and use of officer time in Rockland’s PD? How is serving our community effectively and where can it be approved?
      • Spending time in vehicles vs person to person interaction (see articles shared by Joe)
      • Current staffing, call volume, and response time
      • Hearing from officers about their work days
    • Standing review committee
    • Including Rockland PD officers in our discussion
    Set agenda for next meeting
    • What outreach or research needs to be done before our next meeting? Who will do it?
    • Generate agenda items
    • Next meeting Monday, July 11,4:30 pm – any conflicts?
    • Next notetaker:


    Jun 27 2022


    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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