Prince George’s Police Accountability Board Officially Convened

The first two meetings were held last week as police misconduct oversight bodies begin work in Prince George’s and across the state. 

Many police accountability boards have been filled with eager candidates and appointees who will play a role on one of three new entities required by each county in the oversight and management of police misconduct. 

Prince George’s held its first two meetings last week. The time was spent mainly on getting the group up to speed on standard operating procedures, compliance requirements with state and county law and continuing to consider candidates for the Prince George’s Administrative Charging Committee.

In an article by Maryland Matters, Brandon Stanton, Chief Administrative Officer in Prince George’s, kicked the first meeting off with a welcoming message on behalf of County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.

“Getting to this point is historic. You’re going to be overseeing police accountability in the entire county. Your role is something that’s been a long time coming,” said Stanton, the county’s deputy chief administrative officer for public safety and homeland security. “You’re going to change the role of policing in Prince George’s County for many, many, many years to come.”

To echo CAO Stanton’s sentiment, getting to this point has required a significant effort on behalf of all county governments across the state to comply with the new legislation. To get an even greater understanding of where this process started and how it is going, check out the MACo Winter Conference session, “From the Ground Up: Implementing Police Accountability,” on January 4, 2023. The conference registration brochure has all the details about this session and more.

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference orientation for new county officials on January 3).

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