To further its focus of transparency and community partnerships, the Norman Police Department maintains the Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB). Representative of the Norman community, the diverse board serves in an advisory capacity to the Chief of Police regarding issues relevant to police-community relations and outreach to the community.
The overall focus of NCAB is to review various department investigations and enhance community trust, as citizen participation and interaction with the police are fundamental to achieving comprehensive law enforcement.
The NCAB’s composition is representative of residents from all members of the city. Members of NCAB will be comprised of a cross-section of residents and inclusive of differences in race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. All residents have the opportunity to apply to become board members. All ethnic and cultural organizations are encouraged to submit candidates for open positions on the NCAB. Applications will open annually.
Additional Information on NCAB
Current members of the Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB)
Apply to be a Member of the NCAB
Applications are currently being accepted for the Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB). To apply, download and complete this application. A printed copy of the application can also be obtained at the Norman Police Department, 201 W. Gray Street - Building B.
To apply, you must be at least 18 years of age and a Norman resident.
Completed applications can be mailed or delivered to:
Norman Police Department
c/o Norman Citizens Advisory Board
201-B W. Gray Street
Norman, OK 73069
Quarterly Listening Sessions
The Norman Citizens Advisory Board (NCAB) holds quarterly listening sessions to hear from the public regarding their comments, concerns, and feedback. Each session provides an opportunity for members of the NCAB to hear from Norman residents. While an immediate response or discussion are not part of the listening session, all items brought forward to the NCAB will be reviewed and responded to accordingly.
Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the NCAB elected to postpone its July 9 listening session. Further information is included below. Residents who would like to voice their comments, concerns, and feedback can do so via this online form.
The Norman Citizen Advisory Board's Quarterly Listening Session scheduled for July 9 has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
NCAB members are increasingly concerned that community members will be put at risk with the rising number of local COVID-19 cases. The Norman City Council's recent mandatory mask ordinance put into place on July 7 as well as Norman Regional Health System's Kate Cook, M.D. shared concern about needing “layers of support” other than masks led NCAB to this decision. Group gatherings are still a concern for wide-spread of the virus. NCAB wholeheartedly believes we need to listen to members of our community. Listening to community members is extremely important, but NCAB worries that hosting an in-person event at this time may, inadvertently, lead to increased risk.
For these reasons, the NCAB has made a form available for Norman residents to share their comments, concerns, and feedback with the board. The board will review all information submitted and will follow-up with those who submit a form and include contact information (email or phone).
The NCAB aims to hold its next quarterly listening session in-person. However, the board will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 in the Norman community and take into account the advice of local, state and federal health officials.
NCAB Constitution & Bylaws
NCAB Feedback Form
A resident can submit a concern, comment, or feedback to the Norman Citizens Advisory Board at any time via an online form. All submitted information is directly routed to the Norman Citizens Advisory Board.
If you wish to receive a response from the Norman Citizens Advisory Board, please provide an email or phone number on your form submission.