Mayor Gary Christenson and the City Council are reaching out to Malden residents to fill five (5) positions on the newly formed Police Community Advisory Council (PCAC). Pursuant to City of Malden Code, 2.16.160, the PCAC consists of seven (7) members in total with five (5) appointed by the Mayor and City Council and two (2) youth members appointed by the Superintendent of Schools. Employees of the Malden Police Department are not eligible, nor may there be a police officer in applicant’s household. Membership of the PCAC shall be representative of the demographics of Malden in terms of race, gender, age, immigration status, and other relevant factors or identities.
The PCAC’s mission is to promote public awareness and broad community engagement on the City's police services, activities, programs, and general public safety issues. The goal is to facilitate open dialogue and transparency, aiding the Malden Police Department (MPD) in their public safety mission while enhancing police-community relations. The members of PCAC will solicit feedback from civilian community members, review data provided by the MPD, and make recommendations in the areas of safety, equity, accessibility, fairness, inclusion, transparency, and/or public trust of the City's policing and public safety services.
Once convened the members of the PCAC will determine when and how often to meet. To apply, please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full at www.cityofmalden.org/BCApplication. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The deadline for accepting applications is Wednesday, March 6th.