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Police Bureau Citizen Review Committee

Police Bureau Citizen Review Committee
Applications Due: Feb. 8, 5:00 pm

The Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) is responsible for the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau. The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is an advisory body to IPR and the Police Bureau.
CRC holds appeal hearings of police misconduct investigations; listens to community concerns; periodically serves on the Police Review Board, an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations as to findings and discipline of sworn police members; reviews Police Bureau policies; and advises IPR on complaint handling processes.

CRC members are appointed by City Council to serve three-year terms.
Candidates must be Portland residents or business owners, and be impartial and objective in regards to law enforcement.

Applications available here or the IPR office: City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204. Return applications by 5:00 pm, Wednesday February 8, 2017, via fax 503.823.4571, e-mail, mail, or hand-delivery to IPR.

CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE 2017 RECRUITMENT

CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT

The Portland City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) division is responsible for the civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau (Police Bureau). Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is an advisory body to IPR and the Police Bureau. CRC members are appointed by Portland City Council to serve three-year terms. Candidates must be Portland, Oregon residents or business owners as well as be impartial and objective in regards to law enforcement.

CITIZEN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBER RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Hold public meetings to hear community and Police Bureau member appeals of police misconduct investigations;
  • Listen to community concerns regarding police conduct;
  • Participate in trainings and activities to increase cultural awareness and responsiveness;
  • Engage in training and other activities to learn about policing;
  • Review Police Bureau policies and procedures;
  • Advise IPR on complaint handling processes;
  • Interact with elected officials; and
  • Periodically serve on the Police Review Board, an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations as to findings and propose officer discipline of swornmembers.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Demonstrate ability to be impartial and objective;
  • Possess sound communication and listening skills;
  • Lead and function well in a group;
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality; and
  • Act as an appeal body member and become familiar with the relevant City Code and protocols in conducting appeal hearings and other duties.
  • Be willing to make a substantial time commitment—including trainings, monthly evening meetings, workgroup meetings, and independent review of complaint files.