Council to create advisory body for police oversight

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Last month David A. Rivera, chair of the Buffalo Common Council's Police Oversight Committee, announced plans to create an advisory body to advise the Oversight Committee on community-police relations.

This body will consist of Buffalo residents, who will make recommendations to the committee on how to strengthen relations with police.

They're asking for applicants that have a background in policy and community relations, according to the press release.

Applications for seats on the advisory body must be in by December 1. 

The board will work with the general public and Buffalo Police Department officials.

It's expected to begin work in early 2018.

To apply, contact Council Member Rivera by email at darivera@city-buffalo.com and by fax at 716-851-4970. 

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