The mission of the COPS Advisory Board is to address public safety and similar concerns within Burlington in order to promote better quality of life for all its citizens. Members of the board are appointed and selected by the chief of police.
The goals of the board are:
Provide a medium for citizens of Burlington to address issues and concerns relating to public safety
Identify available resources that may be used by the police and community to address neighborhood concerns
Recommend to the chief of police actions that may be taken by the department to reduce crime and the fear of crime in Burlington
Promote trust and cooperation among the police and community at large
Use community policing as a means of addressing neighborhood problems