The Vallejo Police Chief's Community Advisory Board consists of 10-15 Vallejo citizens who serve two-year terms. (Photo courtesy of Vallejo Police Department)

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Vallejo police are seeking applicants for an advisory board to discuss policing concepts and strategies in the city.

The police chief’s Community Advisory Board consists of 10-15 Vallejo residents or business owners who serve two-year terms. The board meets on the first Wednesday of each month, does not receive any compensation, and serves only in an advisory capacity.

“Having a dynamic group of stakeholders is critical to our success and I am looking forward to sharing in this partnership to address the critical needs of our community,” Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said in a news release.

The Vallejo Police Department has had a turbulent year in 2020. In October, the City Council declared a public safety emergency amid rising crime rates, police scandals and millions of dollars in potential financial losses from pending civil rights cases and claims related to police actions.

People must apply by Jan. 11 to be considered. Applications and details about the board can be found online.