Human Rights Advisory Commission

Board members, some with dogs, carrying a Human Rights Advisory Commission banner at the Celebration


  • First Wednesday of the month
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm

December 2, 2020 Zoom Link Coming Soon

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BPD – HRAC Inquiry Sessions & Feedback Form

As the city reflects on and explores ways to respond to the current push to address systemic racism, the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) and the Human Rights Advisory Commission (HRAC) are embarking on a joint project. "BPD-HRAC Inquiry Sessions" are a dedicated space for listening and dialogue regarding police operations and policy, response to demands for police reform, and consideration of long-term structures for community oversight. Join any of HRAC’s public meetings and/or view minutes and videos from prior meetings to learn more.

2020 Session Topics

* Topics subject to change

July 1: Overview of purpose / goals for sessions, relationship building, setting group agreements, recognition of past BPD and community-led efforts in this area

July 1 Session

August 5: Data transparency and communications

August 5 Session

September 2: Current community outreach and channels for feedback and dialogue; advising on community listening sessions if desired

September 2 Session

October 7: Use of force policy, existing models / proposals for policy reform (e.g. 8 Can’t Wait, , etc.)

October 7 Session

November 4: Community oversight

November 4 Session

December 2: Finalize board recommendations & discuss next steps

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About the Human Rights Advisory Commission


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Powers & Duties

The commission shall:

  • Examine sources of tension, practices of discrimination, or acts of prejudice by employees of the City
  • Make recommendations concerning solutions to specific problems of prejudice or discrimination in the City
  • Recommend action, policies, and legislation to the City Council to be considered by state and local governments
  • Make reports to the City Council upon request
  • Perform conciliatory services that do not conflict with the functions of any other government agency
  • Promote harmonious inter-group relations within the City

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