ARLINGTON, VA — The Arlington County Board on Tuesday appointed nine members to the county’s new Community Oversight Board, a public body charged with advising the board on how to improve transparency and accountability in the Arlington County Police Department.

The oversight board will accept complaints about the police from the public, review ACPD investigations into police conduct, and work with the community to improve its relationship with the police department.

The board will consist of seven voting members, who are residents of the county, and two non-voting members, with prior law enforcement experience.

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“While their work is just beginning, I have no doubt that they will be integral in constructive oversight of law enforcement and deepening trust and legitimacy between our police and residents,” Arlington County Board Vice-Chair Christian Dorsey said in a statement Tuesday.

Among the COB’s first acts of business will be to establish policies and procedures for its opera