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MPRB Seeks Residents Interested in Serving on Park Police Advisory Council

Deadline to apply for Park Police Advisory Council extended to Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for six appointments to the Park Police Advisory Council.

Since 1887 the Park Police Department has been the primary law enforcement agency tasked with policing Minneapolis parks. The newly formed six-member Advisory Council will meet monthly with MPRB personnel to discuss topics that are important to the MPRB and park patrons and to open two-way communication.

The primary role of the Advisory Council is to become knowledgeable about policing, crime, and safety in Minneapolis parks; evaluate broad approaches to community safety, enforcement, and reconciliation; contribute to broad community engagement by acting as community, neighborhood, and stakeholder advocates; assist with ongoing communication to the public; provide reports to the Board of Commissioners; and make consensus recommendations regarding certain matters of policy and programs for review by the Park Police Chief and MPRB Superintendent.

Advisory Council members must:

- Live in the City of Minneapolis

- Commit to a two-year term

- Attend monthly evening meetings

- Embrace the MPRB guiding statements for racial equity, gender inclusion and universal access

- Be willing and eager to participate in challenging and meaningful conversation

- Act as a bridge between the community and Park Police Department

- Work collaboratively to enhance relationships between Park Police and the community, specifically with underrepresented residents and patrons. 

Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2018.  Following submission, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application and describing the general process for appointment. Appointments for open positions will be made at the January 2, 2019 business meeting of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. For a full description of each committee and to complete the application please visit:

Applicants with questions about the appointments process should email their questions to or contact Radious Guess at 612-230-6419.

Please click here to sign up to be notified of all advisory committee opportunities.


Radious Guess
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Community Outreach, Equity and Inclusion Manager


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