The Roles of Community Advisory Boards and the Coordination with Police

May 9, 2024 3:30pm

Anitra Basant Sisavang
Executive Director
York Regional Police Services Board

Rayon Brown
Community Economic Development Director
Helping Neighbourhoods Implement Change
Member Community Advisory Board Toronto Police Service

Under the incoming Community Safety and Policing Act (2019), police services boards are required to create a diversity plan to ensure that the members of the board reflect the diversity of the surrounding municipal population.

  • Examining the liaison role between police and community, from day-to-day and when there is an emergency situation
  • The impact of a community advisory board on situations such as a protest, compared to when there isĀ  no community advocate
  • Calibrating communication when a community is in mourning
  • Addressing the unmet needs of a community and bringing those to police attention