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Community Policing and Code Enforcement Policy and Practice Review Committee (PPRC)

The PPRC was created in 2020 to assist the City Manager in reviewing data and recommendations for modifying policies and practices to improve law enforcement work throughout the Des Moines community. The PPRC meets at least quarterly to review existing and planned policies/practices and provide recommendations to ensure the elimination of existing or potential disparities in the enforcement of the law.

Objectives include:

  • Review law enforcement and neighborhood code enforcement data
  • Review practices and policies related to the delivery of unbiased policing and code enforcement
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to the City Manager on policy and practice matters
  • After substantial progress is made with policy and practice review, research other committee structures to make recommendations to the City Manager and City Council concerning membership and scope of work for ongoing improvements
  • Report at least annually to the City Council, more frequently as circumstances warrant
  • Inform City Council, educate residents on the process of policy making, and educate our departments on the familiarity that residents have with the process, along with the meaning of the survey so that the community understands what information we are recording and that they feel comfortable giving us feedback

General Requirements

The PPRC should include:

          At least 2 members of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission

          1 member from the Housing Appeals Board

          1 staff member from the Community Development/Neighborhood Services Department

          1 sworn officer from the Police Department

          3 members from the Des Moines community appointed by the Mayor and At-Large Council Members

          1 youth member recommended to the City Manager by the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission

 

Professional Requirements

N/A

Membership Term Information

N/A

Term Limits

N/A

Term Expiration

N/A

Meeting Information

New Committee - additional information will be added as available

Meeting Frequency

PPRC should meet at least quarterly, or more frequently as PPRC determines, to review existing and planned policies and practices, and make recommendations to ensure elimination of existing or potential disparities in the enforcement of the law.

Meeting Time

5:00 PM

Meeting Location

Via Zoom during COVID-19
In-person location to be determined prior to COVID-19 restrictions being lifted

City Staff

Malcolm Hankins, Assistant City Manager