The Safety and Reform Community Advisory Council (CAC) was formed in October 2015 to provide community input regarding reform efforts of the University of Cincinnati Police Department (UCPD). The goal of the CAC is to guide the UCPD forward to become a national model for best practices in urban-university policing. Members of the CAC provide oversight to ensure meaningful transformation and sustainability. Specifically, the CAC’s purpose is two-fold:
1. To advise the UC Vice President for Safety & Reform on developing UCPD’s reform agenda as well as tracking its progress and communicating its impact; and
2. To assist the UCPD Director of Police Community Relations in building, enhancing and expanding UCPD’s relationships with our diverse local communities.
The CAC is considered an integral partner to assist the UCPD in becoming a national model for best practices in urban-university policing. The CAC is comprised of a variety of members of the larger Cincinnati community in an effort to promote diversity of thought, ideas, and information exchange.