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The Purcellville Police Department will be participating in a newly created Northern Virginia Critical Incident Response Team.

The town of Purcellville is currently accepting applications for residents interested in becoming a member of the Community Policing Advisory Committee, which was established earlier this month.

Town Council created the committee with the aim of enhancing communication and community engagement between town police and the town’s residents, business and visitors; promoting equal and fair treatment of all citizens by town law enforcement officers; promoting respect for town police; raising awareness about injustice in policing; and improving public trust through communication and education.

The committee will consist of nine voting members appointed by Town Council. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and either a resident of the town or a student whose education is occurring within town.

Committee members will be appointed for two-year terms, according to town officials. Four of the inaugural terms will have terms of one year so that terms end up staggered. Committee members may not be currently employed by the town.

Applications are available at purcellvilleva.gov or at Town Hall during normal business hours — Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 20. Candidates will then be interviewed by Town Council.

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