To support and advance Wake Forest’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the campus community, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue has established the Police Accountability Task Force.
The Task Force, which includes faculty, student and alumni representatives, is charged with overseeing the implementation of recommendations related to University Police made in a report by independent consultants following a review in Spring 2014 of concerns regarding racial bias.
In addition, the Task Force will work to identify other initiatives related to University Police that could contribute to a safe and inclusive environment.
“In our ongoing work to build community, the formation of this group is an important step,” said Rue.
Professor of Law Kami Simmons has been named chair of the Task Force.
“The Williams/Moss report identified several areas for improvement for the University and the police department,” said Simmons, who also directs the School of Law’s Criminal Justice Program and is a former assistant U.S. attorney. “Many constituencies across campus are seeking increased transparency and accountability. The job of the task force will be to ensure that the recommendations in the report are implemented in a timely and effective manner. I look forward to serving on the task force and working toward this goal.”
Other members include:
In coordination with the University’s legal department, the Task Force will also be responsible for:
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