From the City of Cambridge, Feb. 25, 2016: Residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board should indicate their interest to the city by March 25. The board is made up of five volunteer members who serve five-year terms, meeting generally on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m., except for July and August.

They serve as volunteers without compensation and help in education and outreach to improve community confidence in city government in general, and to strengthen community-police relations. Board members must be residents and should be representative of the city’s racial, social and economic composition. They are to have a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an interest in public affairs and service. Information about the board is here.

The Police Review & Advisory Board was established by city ordinance in 1984 to provide for citizen participation in reviewing Police Department policies, practices and procedures; provide a prompt, impartial and fair investigation of complaints brought by individuals against members of the Cambridge Police Department; and develop programs and strategies to promote positive police/community relations and to provide opportunities for expanded discussions, improved understanding and innovative ways of resolving differences.

A letter of interest with a brief résumé should be sent via email; faxed to (617) 349-4307 or mailed to Richard C. Rossi, city manager at City of Cambridge, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139.