Counties Compile Virtual Catalogues of Police Accountability Board Meetings

Easy and consistent access is available for video recordings of many Police Accountability Board meetings throughout Maryland. 

a statue of justice with her scales and blindfoldedThe civilian oversight process has been established in all twenty-four jurisdictions across Maryland. These boards are subject to the provisions of the Open Meetings Act and are required to make meeting recordings, agendas, and minutes available to the public within the scope of the law. With publications and compiled lists of meeting details, counties across Maryland are enhancing access and transparency for the public to watch the civilian oversight process take place.

Meetings of both the Administrative Charging Committees and Police Accountability Boards have been underway now that the training requirements have been fulfilled by committee and board members. Prince George’sSt. Mary’s, and Anne Arundel have YouTube playlists where members of the public can stream recordings of meetings going back to the beginning of the process. Talbot and Frederick have good landing page examples outlining all the procedural details, member information, agendas, meetings minutes, and the upcoming meeting details available.

Together these sites offer hundreds of hours of videos and documents to review and the 2023 MACo Summer Conference will actually be hosting a session titled,“Accounting for Police Accountability: Lessons Learned So Far.” This expert panel of county attorneys, board members, and police investigators will discuss how the civilian oversight process is going now that the meetings are underway.

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 16-19. This year’s theme is “Where The Rubber Meets the Road.” More information can be found on our conference website.

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Questions? Contact Virginia White