PURCELLVILLE, Va. October 26, 2020 — The Town of Purcellville is now accepting applications for citizens who are interested in becoming a member of the newly established Community Policing Advisory Committee (“CPAC”). The CPAC was created for the purpose of : (a) enhancing communication and community engagement between Town Police, and the full diversity of Purcellville’s residents, businesses, and visitors about matters related to Purcellville’s police-community relations, police training, and police protocols; (b) promoting equal and fair treatment of all citizens by Town law enforcement officers; (c) promoting respect for Town Police by publicly recognizing their extensive training and good work; (d) raising awareness about injustice in policing, generally, and becoming informed about how the Town actively seeks to promote equality in its policing; and (e) improving public trust of the Town Police through increased communication and education.
The committee will consist of nine voting members, all of who shall be appointed by the Town Council, who must be at least 16 years of age, and shall be either a resident of the Town of Purcellville or a student whose education is occurring within the Town of Purcellville. Committee members will be appointed for a term of two years (four of the inaugural terms shall have terms of one year so that terms may be staggered), and may not be currently employed by the Town of Purcellville.
Applications are available via the Town website or citizens can pick up a hard copy at Town Hall during normal business hours (Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10:00AM-2:00PM). Applications should be received by November 20, 2020 to be considered for an interview with Town Council in early December.