Welcome to the Community Engagement and Outreach Task Force page.
The task force consisted of approximately 33 members representing a cross-section of our community and was chaired by Assistant City Manager Ed Zuercher and Assistant Police Chief Jeri Williams, and facilitated by Equal Opportunity Department Director Lionel Lions. A representative of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Services, Ron Wakabayashi, observed task force sessions and offered advice and input from his experiences with the DOJ.
The task force met from from April to November 2010 to develop a plan to implement short-term, intermediate, and long-term strategies and programs to address officer training, communication, community policing and public outreach.
The recommendations also called for the establishment of the Community Engagement and Outreach Implementation Team, which was approved by the Phoenix City Council, to assure that the Task Force recommendations were implemented.
In these pages you will find information such as task force meeting minutes and feedback and recommendations obtained from several community meetings.