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The mission of the Community Police Relations Initiatives is to facilitate positive engagement and increased trust between law enforcement and the neighborhoods they serve to support safe and inclusive communities.

The Human Relations Council works with and on behalf of the community, Dayton City Commission, Dayton Police Department, Trotwood Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to create safe and inclusive neighborhoods that include the police and residents working together to improve relationships and reduce or eliminate crime.

The mission of the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV) is to reduce group-related gun violence in Montgomery County, Ohio through strategic multijurisdictional law enforcement, engaging the moral voice of the community and advocacy, and life changing supportive services. The CIRGV initiative is implemented through three interventions, 1) Community, 2) Law Enforcement, and 3) Services.

The Dayton Community-Police Council (CPC) is comprised of representatives of neighborhoods, businesses, churches, community agencies, youth groups, law enforcement and local government. The CPC is responsible for developing, overseeing and assisting with implementing effective strategies to reduce crime and disorder, change perceptions and facilitate positive engagement and increased trust between Dayton Police Officers and the neighborhoods they serve by implementing community police relations groups to provide venues for the community to have the ability to speak, to be heard and to have their perspective considered.

The Citizens’ Appeal Board is a five-member body established by the City Manager as authorized by a City Commission Ordinance. The Dayton Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau investigates alleged Police misconduct and issues findings and the Board hears any citizens’ appeals of those findings.  Additional duties of the Board include reviewing quarterly reports from the Professional Standards Bureau regarding misconduct cases that are under investigation and working to enhance professional standards within the Police Department.


The Dayton Community Police Council has created action plans that guide the work of the HRC to achieve the goals of safe and inclusive neighborhoods.

In 2012, the Community Police Council (CPC) worked with Wright State University’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs to develop an action plan to improve relationships and increase community safety for all. The CPC action plan set three goals based on feedback collected from the community. The goals support the work of the CPC and the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV).

The plan was updated in 2014 to reflect emerging issues and to incorporate innovate strategies to guide the CPC’s work over the next 3 years.

It is the CPC’s hope that strategies identified in these action plans will help build on the progress that has been made over the past few years, as we seek to build bridges that create common ground, mutual understanding, and lead to new solutions to old problems. The ultimate goals are to improve community-police relations, provide greater public safety, and improve the quality of life throughout Dayton’s different communities.

Through these plans, the CPC commits to ensuring that Dayton remains unified around a common goal of safety, fairness, respect, and justice.

2014-2017 Action Plan

2012 Action Plan







The more residents that get involved in their community, the better the City of Dayton will be.
The Human Relations Council offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.