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Citizen Review Board

At the request of the City Manager or the Chief of Police, the Citizen Review Board makes recommendations concerning interpretation of police policies and procedures.

The Board reviews internal investigations concerning Police and Community Service Officer conduct in the following situations:

  1. Upon written complaint, where an Officer is alleged to have: used force or discharged a firearm in violation of policy or law; committed a crime; or caused a person to sustain severe injury, death, or a civil rights violation.
  2. Regardless of whether or not there is a complaint, where an Officer has used deadly force.
  3. Upon written request, where a person wants to have Police Services' decision reviewed with regard to any other written allegation of misconduct of an Officer.
  4. Any other investigation as requested by the City Manager or Chief of Police.


The Board also offers reviews for other law enforcement agencies operating within the City and makes annual reports to the City Council and City Manager concerning activities and recommendations of the Board. The results of the Board review are provided to the City Manager, the Chief of Police, and the complainant.

Regular Meeting Schedule:

2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Council Information Center, City Hall West
300 LaPorte Ave

view meeting schedule >> for more information (including exceptions to the regular schedule)

Recommended Qualifications:

Enthusiasm and willingness to serve. Boardmembers regularly edit Word documents and use e-mail to communicate.

Time Commitment:

2 hours/month for regularly scheduled meetings.

Additional hours vary for subcommittees to review cases.

Current Members: Interested in applying?

Council Liaison: Ray Martinez

Term Expires:

December 31, 2016   Dennis Hanno and Ethan Schlemer
December 31, 2017    Jason Sydoriak and Fred Wallen
December 31, 2018   Claudia McGee, John Thomas, and John Heilman