UPPS supports the concept of creating an advisory board to continue to build our relationships and partnerships within the Penn State community. UPPS is present at 22 Penn State campuses across Pennsylvania, where our employees protect and serve the members of the community. It is vitally important for us to continue building credible relationships while also protecting and serving those communities.
Implementing an advisory board would be a great asset to UPPS and the Penn State community. The advisory board would allow members of the community to learn more about law enforcement and the services we provide daily. Board members also would have the opportunity to review our policies and procedures and provide recommendations to our department. UPPS also would learn more about the needs and expectations of the communities we serve.
The advisory board also could assist with breaking down barriers between law enforcement and members of the community. Working together to identify outreach opportunities alongside our community partners would allow UPPS to strengthen its connections and community members to rely on police support day-to-day and in critical situations.
The advisory board could include various levels of the law enforcement profession, both sworn and non-sworn, as well as students and employees from different professional, educational, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and various sexual orientations and genders. This diverse group of individuals would come together to develop recommendations to strengthen and support all.