The Police Department’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) acts as a conduit between the community and the Police Department to improve cross-communication and maintain high community confidence in the department’s performance. The CAC advises the Chief of Police on Police/Community Relations and efforts to deter and prevent crime and disorder problems in the community. The CAC also functions as a method of community participation in recommending and reviewing policies, practices, and programs to educate the community and to assist the Department in being sensitive, effective and responsive to the needs of the City. The CAC works to encourage and foster citizen participation in community engagement activities to promote positive relations and confidence in the Department. The CAC also promotes and encourages open communication and cooperation between the Department and residents and other community stakeholders of the City, recognizing that policing of the City is a shared responsibility.
The CAC is composed of community members who provide a positive influence on the department yet communicate alternative or divergent viewpoints and positions regarding public safety issues and initiatives in Chula Vista. The committee meets no less than twice each calendar year, and as needed. Click here for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
Police Chief Roxana Kennedy, Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Committee
"Our Community Advisory Committee is an important partner for the Police Department. The CAC offers citizens another way to give informed advice and reactions to the Department’s policies, procedures, and a variety of public safety issues of concern. The CAC helps the department by being a voice for the community. The CAC also provides the department another effective way to inform the public about our practices. As your Chief of Police, I rely on the input and advice of the CAC, along with other community partners, to make sure that our Police Department listens to the needs and expectations of the community we serve. I am extremely proud of the hard work performed by members of our CAC every year."
Community Leader Norma Cazares, Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Committee
"It is my pleasure to serve as Co-Chair of Chief Kennedy's Community Advisory Committee (CAC). First established in 2002, the CAC was conceived from citizen requests for improved communication and transparency regarding police policies, procedures, and programs that impact our community. Serving as volunteers, members of the CAC are representative of the various entities of Chula Vista and offer their unique perspective in an advisory capacity to the department...in essence, serving as a voice for our community. We welcome residents to contact the CAC's Police Department Liaison, Captain Phil Collum (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself (email@example.com) with concerns, ideas, or compliments! The meetings are posted and the public is welcome to attend."
Community Advisory Committee Members
• Police Chief Roxana Kennedy (Co-Chair)
• Norma Cazares (Co-Chair)
• Ray Aragon
• Martin Barros
• Gustavo Bidart
• Patty Chavez
• Takisha Corbett
• Jose de la Garza
• Henrietta Harb
• Marla Kingkade
• Peter Mabrey
• Anthony Millican
• Gerry Sablan
• Captain Phil Collum (Police Department Liaison)
• Assistant City Attorney Carol Trujillo (Legal Advisor)
• Secretary Cathy Miller (Secretary)
Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes
Next Meeting: Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:30 am
Meeting Location: Ecomments - See agenda for online details
Agenda: June 4 Agenda
Meeting video: June 4 Video
Minutes from Past Meetings: