The County will now be accepting applications until January 28, 2022.
Since announcing that applications are being accepted for the County’s Police Accountability Board, following the passage of the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021, the County has received a great number of applications. However, some in the community expressed that the application submission timeline was too short, so the deadline is being extended by two weeks.
To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to Be Part of the New Police Accountability Board
Dear Prince Georgians,
We are excited to share that we are now accepting letters of interest and resumes for individuals interested in serving on the new Police Accountability Board (PAB). The establishment of the PAB is a direct result of House Bill (HB) 670, titled Police Discipline and Law Enforcement Programs and Procedures, which is one of several bills passed by the Maryland legislature under the Police Accountability Act of 2021 that will take effect on Friday, July 1, 2022.
Under this bill, each county in the State is now responsible for creating a Police Accountability Board, whose purpose is to work with all law enforcement agencies in the County to improve matters of policing.
The Police Accountability Board will:
- Meet quarterly with County law enforcement leadership with the goal of improving policing in the County
- Appoint two civilian members to the Administrative Charging Committee and one civilian member to the administrative trial board(s)
- Receive complaints of police misconduct filed by members of the public
- On a quarterly basis, review the outcomes of disciplinary matters considered by charging committees
- Submit a report to the County Executive and County Council that identifies any trends in the disciplinary process of police officers in the County and makes recommendations on changes to policies that would improve police accountability in the County by December 31 of each year
If you would like to be considered for this seven-member Board, please submit a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by Friday, January 14, 2022. Please note that you must be a Prince George’s County resident to serve on the Board, and that active police officers may not serve as a member of the Board. Successful candidates will be forwarded to the County Council for consideration and approval.
Thank you in advance to everyone who will step up to be considered for this important new board. We look forward to reviewing your applications.
Yours in service,
Prince George’s County Executive