The city of Newport has a vacancy on its Police Advisory Committee. The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at city hall.

The responsibilities of the Police Advisory Committee include things such as:

• enhancing police-community relations and reviewing police activity and calls for service.

• educating committee members regarding police practices, protocols, procedures and updates; reviewing police officer performance; and providing a community perspective and recommendations concerning procedures, programs and the effectiveness of the police services.

• engaging in training to learn about policing and promoting public awareness of the city’s police services and programs.

• serving as a liaison between the police department and the community.

• reviewing policies and procedures and making recommendations to the mayor, city council, or police chief.

• responding to community concerns in a timely manner.

Anyone interested in applying to fill this vacancy on the Police Advisory Committee should apply using the city’s committee application which is found on the city website at; click on “City;” then on “Committees;” and then on “Application for Committee/Commission.” The completed form can be submitted electronically. Hardcopies of the committee application form can be obtained by contacting the city manager’s office at city hall, or by calling 541-574-0613. The application deadline is Oct. 22.

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