Police-Community Advisory Group
The Town of Holly Springs is forming a Police-Community Advisory Group. Members will serve as community liaisons with the Holly Springs Police Department. Interested in improving community dialogue and understanding with the police, and learning more about how and why police officers respond to calls for service? Applications to join are being accepted through Nov. 12. Click here to apply. Or, to request a paper application, contact the Holly Springs Town Clerk's Office at (919) 557-3900.
About the Advisory Group
The Police-Community Advisory Group is a group of seven people who:
- Serve as a liaison between the Police Department and the residents of the town and immediate surrounding areas;
- Provide a formal conduit for improved community dialogue and understanding with the Police Department. Topics of discussion may include resident, business and neighborhood concerns; regional and local crime trends; and police training, standards and policies;
- Attend the department’s citizen academy to learn more about the laws, ordinances, policies and skills that police use to respond to the needs of the community;
- Volunteer to work with officers and staff in the Police Department;
- Act as ambassadors within the community regarding police matters.
Quarterly Police-Community Advisory Group meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October in the Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center and on occasion at other related venues. Meetings are open to the public. The citizen academy meets one evening a week for 10 weeks.
Applications are accepted annually from the second Monday in September through the second Friday of November and when vacancies occur.
The Holly Springs Police Chief and Town Manager will make appointments for three-year terms each December and for partial terms when vacancies occur, except for the initial terms of office, when three members shall be appointed for three years, two members for two years, and two members for one year. Appointments are limited to two full terms.