Police Community Advisory Committee

The Police Community Advisory Committee builds on the City’s recent efforts to improve police services. Since 2019, the Vancouver Police Department has implemented 84 recommendations identified by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to help improve VPD culture, policies and practices around use of force. These improvements include implementing a body camera and vehicle camera program in 2023. 


Committee members advise the City Manager on issues relating to police services in the City of Vancouver. Members assist with identifying community safety needs, gaps in services and ways to improve policing and public safety.  

Members will also help guide funding recommendations and identify outcomes and impacts that are meaningful to the community. 

Application and Appointment 

Committee members are appointed by the City Manager. The committee will meet monthly from February to June 2024, with future meetings determined with committee input. Committee members will be compensated for their time and expertise. 

Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 30. Click the link below to apply. 

If you have questions about the committee, would like a paper copy of the application or need help applying, please email william.cooley@cityofvancouver.us

Staff Liaison 

William Cooley, Community Engagement Manager, william.cooley@cityofvancouver.us