Police departments often find it challenging to keep an open line of communication with the public that they serve. To address this concern, in July of 2009, the RCPD worked with a group of private citizens to develop a group that can serve as a liaison between the police department and the public. The group meets monthly to address issues of interest to the RCPD and how they may affect the citizens and business of Riley County.
From the beginning, efforts have been made to develop a group that represents a cross-section of the Riley County public, with members from a variety of business, geographic and cultural communities. Members were invited to join the board for three-year terms. It should be noted that the CAB does not investigate cases or establish polices for the Riley County Police Department.