Use of Force Review Committee

NOTE: Committee Membership Open to City of Falls Church Residents Only

Only City of Falls Church residents are eligible. There are a number of Falls Church mailing addresses that are in Fairfax County. If you live in Fairfax County, you are not a City of Falls Church resident. To check your address, visit this link.

Anyone, regardless of where they live, may attend the committee meetings, as they are open to the general public.

Applications Accepted until July 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Volunteers who live in the City of Falls Church are needed to serve on this committee. Fill out an application online or download the PDF application form to apply. Contact the City Clerk’s Office via email for more information or call 703-248-5014 (TTY711).

Meetings

The Use of Force Review Committee (UFRC) is expected to meet eight times (bi-weekly) from August 2020 through November 2020, with a presentation to City Council in November 2020. Visit the UFRC calendar for details.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

The City Council expects to appoint members on July 27, 2020. 

Staff Liaison

Overview

The Use of Force Review Committee (UFRC) was created by City Council in June 2020. View the charter document here. The group will meet to review the City of Falls Church Police Department and Sheriff’s Office use of force policies and procedures, engage the community to gain insight into their experiences, report the findings of the review and community experiences, and make recommendations for changes to use of force policies and procedures.

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of many other Black lives, have left our nation anguished and outraged. The Obama Foundation and the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance have called on mayors and other city officials to pledge to take actions to review and reform police use of force policies and procedures. Mayor Tarter and City Council have committed to follow the precepts of the pledge and look forward to the UFRC’s recommendations.

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