The City of Dayton, via the Dayton Human Relations Council, has several board seats available. To be eligible for them you must live or work in the City. For the CPC, you must live or work in the City.
Welcome Dayton is a community initiative that reflects our country’s core philosophy: people with diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences fuel our nation’s success. The Welcome Dayton effort promotes immigrant integration into the greater Dayton region by encouraging business and economic development; providing access to education, government, health and social services; ensuring equity in the justice system; and promoting an appreciation of arts and culture.
COMMUNITY POLICE COUNCIL (CPC)
The Dayton Community-Police Council (CPC) is comprised of representatives of neighborhoods, businesses, churches, community agencies, youth groups, law enforcement and local government. The CPC is responsible for developing, overseeing and assisting with implementing effective strategies to reduce crime and disorder, change perceptions and facilitate positive engagement and increased trust between Dayton Police Officers and the neighborhoods they serve by implementing community police relations groups to provide venues for the community to have the ability to speak, to be heard and to have their perspective considered.
The Citizens’ Appeal Board is a five-member body established by the City Manager as authorized by a City Commission Ordinance. The Dayton Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau investigates alleged Police misconduct and issues findings and the Board hears any citizens’ appeals of those findings. Additional duties of the Board include reviewing quarterly reports from the Professional Standards Bureau regarding misconduct cases that are under investigation and working to enhance professional standards within the Police Department.