The Youth Police Advisory Committee
The Ripon Youth Police Advisory Committee (YPAC) was created in 2013 by Chief of Police, Ed Ormonde, who recognized that teenagers are often overlooked as a source of insightful input regarding youth and law enforcement issues.
The primary function of the committee is to promote trust and understanding between the Ripon Police Department (RPD) and the youth of our community.
The committee meets nine times during the current school term. Each meeting is approximately 2 hours in length. The members are responsible for polling their peers before the meetings to gather relevant questions, issues, etc., to present at the meetings, and are to disseminate the information received at the meetings to peers and schoolmates.
The meetings and projects are designed to accomplish the following:
- Promote serious dialogue with Ripon area youth.
- Advise the Chief on current issues of importance concerning the youth.
- Communicate mutual concerns of the police department and youth.
- Unify our youth into a positive force for the good of the community.
- Establish broad-based support among youth for the police department.
- Encourage a crime-free lifestyle by incorporating law enforcement principles.
- Bring awareness to peers on crime related issues.
The mission of the Youth Police Advisory Committee (YPAC) is to provide advice to the Chief of Police so that policies, procedures, and programs that the Department implements can best service the citizens and youth in the Ripon community.
- To educate the members of the YPAC on current trends, issues, and procedures that are relevant to the police and youth.
- To gather teens from different schools and neighborhoods to develop their leadership skills and have them provide constructive opinions and advice to the Chief of Police to better guide the direction of Department policies and programs.
- For committee members to use their leadership roles and abilities to accomplish a group project to benefit a segment of the community.
|Contact:||Chief of Police Ed Ormonde (209) 599-0259 gro.nopirfoyticnull@ednomroe|