Charlottesville Police CRB Gets Assistance from NACOLE Trainers
Members from the Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board are taking in knowledge on Friday to help them with oversight of the city.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Members from the Charlottesville Police Civilian Review Board are taking in knowledge on Friday to help them with oversight of the city.
The CRB called in the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement to help create an oversight entity and model. The group trains professionals throughout the country and is helping prepare the CRB to carry out its mission effectively.
NACOLE says they are focusing the training session on best practices and letting the group know that every review board is not the same. The group says the best oversight agencies are created when considering the needs of the community.
CRB members say the training is important to create a transparent board that’s knowledgeable, trained in policies, have the respect from the community and police department.
“I think the training has been really useful in that we’re tailoring it to our specific needs, so we’re talking about what needs to be in Charlottesville and some of the complications that we’ve had so far,” said CRB member Sarah Burke.
Some members say they are interested in doing a few ride-alongs with police to get a feel for what they go through in a shift, while some had no interest in voluntarily getting in a squad car.
Board members say prior to this training session, everyone was doing their own research on oversight and model for the review board. The hop is that the training session will get everyone on the same page with the same information.