Community Advisory Board Announcement
The King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is seeking applicants to serve on the newly formed KCSO Community Advisory Board. The purpose of the KCSO Community Advisory Board is to gather a diverse set of public safety experts and advocates to support and advise both the Sheriff and the King County Executive (Executive) on creating a just, dynamic, and responsive public safety system. Objectives of the Community Advisory Board include:
- Advise Executive and the King County Sheriff on policy concepts and implementation;
- Serve as the community voice on public safety and law enforcement issues; and
- Create a forum for trust building between law enforcement and community.
The Community Advisory Board will have between 10 and 15 members, drawn from the following categories:
- Unincorporated Rural King County;
- Unincorporated Urban King County;
- KCSO Contract Cities*;
- Community Groups; and
- Business Groups
Additionally, the Community Advisory Board will strive for a diverse set of participants, including representatives from BIPOC communities, youth, and those with prior justice system involvement.
Individuals interested in serving on the Community Advisory Board should submit a letter of interest, explaining their desire and qualifications for serving on the Board. The applicant should also identify in their letter which of the membership categories identified above they represent.
*Contract Cities: Beaux Arts, Burien, SeaTac, Carnation, Covington, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Newcastle, Sammamish, Shoreline, Skykomish, Woodinville.
Letters can be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written letters can be sent to:
King County Sheriff's Office
516 Third Avenue, Room W-116
Seattle, WA 98104-2312
Attn: KCSO Community Advisory Board
Letters of Interest must be received by January 31, 2023.