IMPACT: Police Chief's Youth Advisory Council

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The Chief of Police is looking for students to join the youth advisory council, IMPACT. If you join, you will meet with the Chief each month. Here you can share your experiences on your community and law enforcement. Selected students will get to have open discussions with the Chief on law enforcement issues. They are even encouraged to suggest topics for each meeting. Your participation in IMPACT can help shape how we serve the Grand Rapids Community.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to COVID-19 and gathering restrictions, IMPACT is currently not meeting. Please stay tuned here for future information.

Impact is designed for High school students during the 2018-2019 school year.


  • Live, go to school, or work within the city limits
  • Have a interest in community/police relations
  • Be able to attend most monthly meetings

Impact is limited to 25 students each year.

Applications for the 2018/19 school year are now open.  Click the "Apply Online" button below to complete your application.  

Apply Online

Meetings take place on the second Wednesday of the month.

We meet at the Grand Rapids Police Department:

1 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Transportation Assistance

We understand that not every student has transportation.  We don't want this to prevent you from sharing your input.

We will provide a bus pass to each student who needs one. We will also validate parking if you have your own transportation.

2018-2019 School Year Meeting Dates

October 10, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

November 14, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

December 12, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

January 9, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

February 13, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

March 13, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

April 10, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

May 8, 2019

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner Provided