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Citizens Advisory Committee
The Cheyenne Police Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) is comprised of community leaders, businesspersons, school representatives, students and church representatives. It serves as a sounding board for Department programs and procedures and brings to the Department the concerns of the community. The Committee plays a vital role in the Department’s ability to provide community policing services.

The Committee is aimed at dealing with community input to the crime problems facing Cheyenne. Members serve as a resource, information-gathering and advisory body to the Police Department on matters pertaining to safety and the prevention of crime.

We know that citizen participation is fundamental to achieving targeted law enforcement. Involving citizens in the police planning process has many benefits. Committee members learn the limitations--as well as some of the frustrations--that police officers experience in confronting various problems. Citizens also experience first-hand the impact of citizen involvement and cooperation with the police department.

The Cheyenne Police Department also benefits from the focus provided by the committee. The advisory committee shall assist the Chief of Police to direct the department's efforts in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

The Citizens Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Police regarding issues relevant to police-community relations and crime prevention. The main goals are to:

1. Act as liaison between the community and the police department and serve as a sounding board for departmental 
programs and grant opportunities.
2. Promote community awareness, understanding and involvement of police programs and services.
3. Provide an avenue to identify problems and/or issues from the community to the police department and vice versa.

Committee members bring both specific and community-wide concerns to the police department, playing a vital role in providing community policing services. Every other month the Police Department presents a specific crime prevention topic, or discusses concerns requested by the committee members.

The Chief of Police designates command officers to facilitate CAC activities. They clarify any operational limitations of proposals based on department resources. They provide the CAC with a perspective regarding the legal issues governing policing.

Finally, they enunciate the scope of initiatives requested by the CAC, and provide feedback on the ability to reach stated objectives. Designated command staff present updates on departmental progress, programs and crime statistics.
CAC regularly meets on the first Thursday of January, April, July, and October at the Cheyenne Police Department at 5:30 PM. CAC may hold other meetings as needed to address issues that arise. 

If you are interested in joning the Citizens Advisory Committee please completet the CAC Application