In efforts to increase transparency and accountability within our campus community, Colorado State University Police Department is creating the Ram Police Advisory Board. This board will allow campus community members to advise the Chief of Police on how current events happening within the local and national police-community relationship are affecting our campus and its police-community relationship. Members of the board will focus on new ways to promote positive interactions within our community. 

The board will act in an advisory capacity. During meetings, general police and procedural issues may be discussed, but the board does not have the power or authority to investigate, review or participate in specific police personnel matters or specific police-related incidents and will not involve itself in issues of complaints of officers or officer discipline. It will not play any role in civil or criminal litigation. 

The board’s goal is to have representation from the whole campus community, so we are encouraging anyone who is interested to apply regardless of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or religion. The board will be comprised of 10-15 members who are expected to uphold the department’s values of integrity, respect, professionalism, and accountability throughout their 2 year term. To apply you must be 18 years of age or older and a campus community member.  

Applications to become a member of the board are not currently being accepted. Board service is strictly on a volunteer basis, and members will not receive any form of compensation. Once we have selected members for the board, the first meeting is tentatively set for September 2023.