Police Civilian Review Board

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On December 18, 2017, City Council approved the creation of the Police Civilian Review Board.  Click here to view the resolution.


The initial Police Civilian Review Board (CRB) is tasked with drafting bylaws, which shall address matters including, but not limited to: 

  • Defining the CRB's proposed mission; 
  • Proposing CRB membership, including number of members, representation, membership criteria and length of term; 
  • Researching, documenting and incorporating best practices for independent civilian review boards, including but not limited to working with such groups as the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE);
  • Creating guidelines or a Memorandum of Understanding for effectively interacting with the Chief of Police;
  • Defining an effective and cooperative structure for CRB review of police actions;
  • Developing procedures for reviewing police matters, including but not limited to investigative detention reports, use-of-force incidents, and internal affairs appeals;
  • Implementing mechanisms for reporting out findings, including a quarterly report delivered to Council;
  • Seeking input from the City Attorney, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and the Chief of Police as to whether or not special enabling legislation and ordinances are required, and to ensure legal constraints, liability concerns, and privacy issues are properly addressed;
  • Providing appropriate CRB member training; and
  • Recommending level of City staff support for the CRB


Council will appoint 7 initial members that reflect the community on the whole, inclusive of members of minority and low wealth communities and members who have direct experience with past and current Charlottesville Police Department (CPD) policing practices. 

Initial Term:

1 year


Gloria Beard

Josh Bowers

Dan Brown

Evan Brown

Sarah Burke

Jose Cuenca

Ian Dickinson

Jeff Fogel

Don Gathers

Kathryn Gehred

Juan Gonzalez

Maggie Harden

Joyce Hillstrom

Creighton McEleney

Rosia Y. Parker

Helen Plainsance

Keith Robertson

Lewis Savarese

Kristin Schroeder

Megan Selvage

James Shea Jr.

Katrina Turner

Guillermo Ubilla

Victoria Valdes


Council is scheduled to consider applicants at their February 20, 2018 closed session meeting. 
A community forum is being planned for March; details will be posted to this page once they have been confirmed.