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Chief seeks community members for advisory board
Chief Hedden
Turlock Police Chief Jason Hedden (pictured here at a National Night Out event in August 2022) is looking for community members to provide unique insights when it comes to policing in Turlock as part of an advisory board (Journal file photo).

Those individuals who think they could have some fresh approaches and ideas about policing in Turlock now have an opportunity to share them with the city’s top cop.

The Turlock Police Department is currently accepting applications from individuals who want to serve on the Community Advisory Board of the Chief of Police program.

The Community Advisory Board of the Chief of Police, also known as CABCOP, is a citizen advisory group appointed directly by Turlock Police Chief Jason Hedden. The board’s purpose is to provide unique insights when it comes to crime trends, police policies, community issues, strategies and other aspects.

“The CABCOP board works in collaboration with the Chief’s office to share ideas and feedback on a number of emerging law enforcement issues,” said Hedden. “Police and community partnerships are the cornerstone of safe and successful communities. Our CABCOP team is a critical component to building trust and collaboration for a better Turlock.”

The police department would like to see the board representative of all of Turlock and encourage people with diverse backgrounds, education, socio economics and faiths to apply.

The individuals selected for the board will be asked to make a commitment of two years.

Applicants must be 21 years or older. They should also reside in Turlock or represent a segment of the population like a business owner, a Turlock Latino community representative, a Turlock African American community representative, a Turlock Unified School District leader, a Stan State leader or a Turlock spiritual or clergy member.

Applicants will need to submit a completed application with a resume and pass a background check.

Applications can be found at:

Applications can be submitted either in-person at 244 N. Broadway in Turlock or via mail — Attn: Chief of Police, Turlock Police Department, 244 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA 95380.

The last day to turn in your application is Feb. 17.