Bothell Police Community Advisory Committee
Watch Chief Seuberlich's presentation about this new program to Bothell City Council during its December 6 meeting!
The City of Bothell Police Department is seeking community members who are interested in applying to serve on its very first Bothell Police Community Advisory Committee (BPCAC).
Central to the mission of the Bothell Police Department are Safety, Integrity, Service, and Equity. As the City continues to become increasingly diverse, we appreciate, now more than ever, the importance of community engagement and collaboration.
Members of this inaugural community advisory committee will meet bi-monthly to advise Police Chief Ken Seuberlich, providing valuable community perspectives, insights, and recommendations. As a department, we want to better understand the lived experiences of our community, and how we might learn from this information to improve our relationship and service.
For the purpose of clarification: a community member is anyone who lives in Bothell, works in Bothell, or has a strong tie and/or interest in the City of Bothell.
Ideal Committee Members should be:
•Interested in helping Bothell Police build stronger community connections by offering insight and advice, directly to the Chief, during committee meetings,
•Representative of the diversity of our community,
•Connected in some manner with underrepresented, under-utilized, or historically marginalized communities,
•Interested in shaping a first-ever community advisory committee for Bothell Police along with developing the committee’s mission, vision, and values,
•Capable of working proactively, respectfully, and collaboratively with people of diverse identities, perspectives and experiences,
•[Optional, but encouraged] Experienced having participated in, or willing to attend Bothell Police Community Academy to broaden their understanding of local police operations, policies and functions.
•Shares the City of Bothell's values: Ethics, Service, Safety, Innovation, Teamwork
The launch of BPCAC will initially require more frequent meetings (January - February, 2023) and a greater time commitment from its members, as the committee works to shape this first-of-its-kind advisory committee for Bothell Police.
The current [draft] 2023 schedule for the launch of BPCAC includes three meetings (virtual), two hours in length.
Wednesdays; 6:00 - 8:00 PM:
- January 11,
- January 25
- February 8
The current [draft] 2023 schedule for regular BPCAC meetings (virtual or in-person):
Wednesdays; 6:00 - 8:00 PM:
- March 8
- May 10
- July 12
- Sept. 13
- Nov. 15
Facilitator and Consultant
“Chanin Kelly-Rae Consulting has been engaged to partner with the City of Bothell’s Police Department to design, develop, and deliver the Bothell Police Community Advisory Committee (BPCAC). Additionally, she will facilitate those meetings scheduled for 2023 to ensure that we are able to curate a safe space where all members of the Bothell community feel that they are trusted, valued, respected, and belong. Our goal with this program is to ensure that we continue to create opportunities for the community to share their many lived experiences, insights, and perspectives with their police department so that we intentionally improve communication and delivery of service.”