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Raleigh Police ICARE Group 

Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement

I-CARE program


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What is I-CARE? Mission Statement Duties of Chief's I-CARE Team Members Composition of the Chief's I-CARE Team Application Process

The Raleigh Police Department Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement (I-CARE) Team is a volunteer opportunity for faith leaders.

What is I-CARE?

The Raleigh Police Department Interfaith Community Ambassadors for Responsive Engagement (I-CARE) Team is a volunteer opportunity for faith leaders.

The I-CARE Team is a diverse group of leaders from the faith community who represent a wide range of interests and experiences and have demonstrated a desire to build community relationships and solve problems. Its mission is to create a collaborative partnership through shared strengths to grow relationships, build bridges, foster transparency, and create a mutually enhanced awareness about the function and role of the Raleigh Police Department and the importance of the diverse community it serves.

Mission Statement

Bridging the Raleigh Police Department and the communities they serve by building mutual trust and respect for a stronger, safer tomorrow.

Duties of Chief's I-CARE Team Members

  • Work collaboratively with people of diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Build coalitions intended to strengthen the ongoing relationships between the police and the community
  • Act in a capacity that promotes trust and cooperation between the police and the community
  • Act as a conduit for the Chief of Police regarding community needs and concerns
  • Apprise the Chief of Police directly of the community’s needs for police services
  • Partner with the Raleigh Police Department to nurture procedural justice
  • Assist in educating the faith community at large about the function and services of the Raleigh Police Department

Composition of the Chief's I-CARE Team

Members of the I-CARE Team will serve for a period of 12 or 18 months with an option to serve a second term. Applicants will select on their application if they prefer to serve a 12-month or 18-month term. Members will not serve more than two terms. I-CARE Team meetings will be held in various locations throughout the City. Due to COVID-19 protocols meetings are currently being held virtually.

Members must:

  • Reside within the city of Raleigh or serve in a leadership capacity at a house of worship located within the city of Raleigh
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be recognized by a credentialing organization within their represented faith group
  • Be in good standing within their faith organization
  • Maintain a working telephone and email address
  • Must be able to commit and actively participate in scheduled meetings and other opportunities for community engagement
  • Must be willing to communicate to the greater community towards responsive engagement
  • Members of the I-CARE Team will serve for a period of 12 or 18 months with an option to serve a second term. Applicants will select on their application if they prefer to serve a 12-month or 18-month term. Members will not serve more than two terms.

List of the current members

Application Process

Interested applicants can fill out the online form or download a fillable PDF at any time or obtain and submit a written application at any RPD station during business hours.

Application process is closed at this time. 

Contact

 

I-CARE@raleighnc.gov
(919) 996-1626

Lead Department:
Police

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