Otterbein Professor Kristy McCray Appointed to Columbus Police Advisory Panel

Posted Jun 17, 2020

Otterbein Associate Professor of Health and Sport Sciences Dr. Kristy McCray was appointed by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and city leaders to serve on Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan’s new advisory panel. 

The Columbus Police Chief’s Advisory Panel is designed to allow community stakeholders to have a meaningful way to provide input into strategies, development of community policing practices, and increasing community transparency into police operations. 

“The panel will act as a sounding board for me regarding community needs, concerns, and expectations, as well as provide community feedback to current and proposed police programs and priorities,” said Chief Quinlan. 

“Community leaders, like those on this advisory panel, keep public officials accountable,” said Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin. “That accountability and transparency is critical not just for Council, but for all officials who serve the people of our city. This advisory group has an important role to help reform public safety through new institutions and practices such as a civilian review board, independent investigations, and much more.” 

Here’s Professor McCray on why she is excited to be a member of the 14-person panel. 

Read the entire Mayor’s Office release online.