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Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee (MAC)
What is the MAC?
The Joint Community/Police Partnership is a joint project of Hennepin County, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council to address the diverse needs of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center’s diverse cultures and communities and enhance the safety and well-being of residents of those cities. One part of the Partnership project is the creation of a Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will provide advice, suggestions, and assistance to the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center Police Departments to aid them in better serving, communicating with, and understanding the many cultures that reside in, work in, or visit the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center area.

How to become involved...

We are looking for individuals to serve on the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee.  In particular, we are seeking persons who:

  • live or work in Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center or are otherwise significantly connected to these cities and the well-being of their residents. 
  • comfortable and experienced in working with and living among diverse people.
  • accepting of persons different than him/herself and respectful of persons of different faiths.
  • successful in “bridging the cultural gap” and gaining acceptance and understanding of others by explaining cultural norms to those who are unfamiliar with them. 
  • have an effective network within an ethnic or cultural community in the area to help the Advisory Committee and the Police Departments contact and communicate with that community. 
  • have earned respect within an ethnic or cultural community in the area and who are seen among that community as a good representative to relay the community’s issues and concerns and bring back new information to that community.
  • willing to work cooperatively with the police in enhancing relationships between all cultural communities and the police.

Application process...

Persons interested in serving on the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee must fill out an application, pass a criminal background check, and be interviewed by representatives of the partnering agencies.  The Joint Community/Police Partnership Executive Board will make the final selection of who will serve on the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee.  A nominal honorarium, yet to be determined, may be offered to the Committee members. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact – Monique Drier – (763) 503-3265 for further information or complete the form below and return.


Download the MAC Member Application: