Greenville City Creates Advisory Panel On Public Safety

Greenville City Council members unanimously passed a resolution to create a Citizens Advisory Panel on Public Safety.

The panel will include the current chair and vice-chair of the City’s Public Safety Citizen Review Board. The Mayor and City Council members will each appoint a member within 30 days. The mayor will select one member to serve as the advisory panel chairperson

The panel aims to improve communication flow between the Greenville Police Department (GPD) and the community, identify and collaborate on public safety issues, develop a dialogue about Greenville, specifically around policing, and recognize the evolving relationship between law enforcement and the community. City Council has tasked the advisory panel with the following:

  • Reviewing current GPD policies, including the use of force policy, body-worn camera policies, K-9 policies and training policies, including de-escalation tactics
  • Reviewing GPD minority hiring practices and developing recommendations for improvement
  • Reviewing the composition, duties, and responsibilities of the Public Safety Citizen Review Board

The panel goals to complete its work within 60 days of its first meeting and present recommendations to the council.

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