The RCPA is a coalition of many different community organizations.
These organizations are represented on our Executive Committee:
¨ The Group
¨ NAACP, Riverside Branch
¨ Latino Network
¨ Green Party Riverside County
¨ Inland Valley Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
¨ Democratic Party Central Committee
¨ Jeffrey Owens Community Center
¨ Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside, Social Action Committee
Our coalition is based on the following POINTS OF UNITY:
- Police accountability is a national issue that requires local solutions.
- Effective law enforcement depends on relationships of mutual respect and trust with the community it serves.
- Public trust in law enforcement requires multiple opportunities for transparent and independent discussion of police practices focused on providing feedback for improvement and avoiding crisis.
- The community must provide continuous interest and engagement in police policies, procedures and practices rather than only when a crisis develops.
- Police officers benefit from ongoing awareness and training on the diversity and cultural needs of the community they serve.
- Police officer and community member safety are enhanced by public discussions of use of force practices and alternatives to deadly force.
- Frequent public discussions about police strategy, crime trends and community concerns can help avoid debilitating accusations of bias and racial profiling.
- A workforce that is diverse at all levels of the organization enhances police department effectiveness and creditability.
- We believe the Community Police Review Commission (CPRC) must establish legal counsel that is independent from the City Attorney’s office to avoid conflicts of interest.
- We assist and advocate for those needing support as they engage the CPRC and other police accountability processes.
If you would like to connect your group to the RCPA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.