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Community Advisory Board

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS: Jennifer DeGroat-Penney, Torin Fischer, Bill Foley, Erica Gallegos, Andrew Gelb, Bryan Hardwick, Carroll Jacoby, Pinky Mukherjee, Raffiq Rajabali, Mary Scott, Camron Shimy, Maritess Simmons, Kenya Sullivan, Mike Telang, Elizabeth Zhuge

In a collaborative environment, the Community Advisory Board (CAB) is responsible for advising the Chief of Police on issues related to public safety, presenting community concerns and providing constructive feedback for the police department. CAB meetings will be led by the Chief of Police and discussions may cover topics such as mental health response, homelessness, use of force and technology.

The Community Advisory Board will be comprised of at least 12 members who best represent a range of ages, experiences and opinions. Members are interviewed and appointed by the Chief of Police. Membership is open to any individual who lives, works, or owns a business in Pleasanton and is over the age of 18. Candidates must not be convicted of any felonies or misdemeanors within 12 months of applying.

CAB members do not have power or authority to investigate, review or otherwise participate in matters involving specific police personnel or specific police-related incidents. They will not receive or review complaints initiated against personnel of the Pleasanton Police Department, nor play any role in civil or criminal litigation. The CAB acts solely in an advisory capacity.

Community Advisory Board Expectations:

  • Attend monthly meetings with the Chief of Police, with the option to transition to every other month.
  • Engage in honest and productive dialogue that assists your police department with reaching organizational goals.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information that is designated as confidential and discussed and/or disclosed during the meetings.
  • To utilize meetings in a way to nurture open lines of two-way communications and not to facilitate personal agendas.
  • Partner in major city events such as ceremonies, National Night Out and other community engagement opportunities.
  • Attend the Citizens Academy to become more informed with your police department operations.
  • When requested by the Chief of Police, prepare educational presentations to benefit the community.

CAB members are limited to a two-year term and serve at the discretion of the Chief of Police. Membership is strictly on a volunteer basis and will not receive compensation. All members are subject to a criminal history background investigation prior to appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Pick up an application at the City offices or click the button below to apply now! 

“The purpose of the CAB is to create and nurture open lines of two-way communication with the diverse groups of our community and members will provide insights while weighing in on matters of policy and procedure. It is critical the make-up of the CAB reflect the diversity of our community. Diversity in all areas including race, gender, age, faith, thought and experience.”

– Chief David Swing