Reimagining Public Safety Task Force
View the New Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Project Page for additional information.
The purpose of the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force is to develop recommendations that make Takoma Park a safer, more livable community for all residents, with an emphasis on addressing racial inequalities that exist in government and services evolving around public safety. In light of what is happening in our country, we believe that as a city, it is our duty to take inventory of our public safety practices, with emphasis on the experiences of our Black and Brown communities. This Task Force is our opportunity to bring new voices into the process as we take stock of what is working, what is not, and as we explore best practices in public safety.
The Task Force is made up of 15 individuals sourced from our diverse community and approved by the City Council. The Task Force will meet regularly throughout the months of February, March, April, and May to create a set of recommendations on Public Safety.
The City of Takoma Park seeks the support of community members, non-profit leaders, local business owners, educators, etc. in Takoma Park who can help us make our community a safer and more livable city that serves all residents. There will be multiple opportunities for feedback from the broader community throughout this process; stay tuned for a full schedule of upcoming public meetings.
Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety Members
|Lauren Van Tol||1|
|Sadie Arlene Cheston Harris||3|
|Cedric Boatman||4 (former)|
Links of Interest:
- City Council Resolution 2021-4 Appointing Members to the Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety
- City Council Resolution 2020-21 Establishing a Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety to Ensure Racial Justice
- Takoma Park’s Racial Equity Initiative Project Page
- Task Force Facilitation Team
- To watch the recorded Reimagining Public Safety Task Force informational meeting on YouTube please click here.