Police Civilian Review Board

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Meetings: TBD

Place: TBD

Membership: Three (3), Residents of the City of Charlottesville who come from historically disadvantaged communities that have traditionally experienced disparate policing or who are residents of public housing; three (3), Residents of the City of Charlottesville who are not City of Charlottesville employees, candidates for public office, former members of the Charlottesville Police Department, immediate family members of a current Charlottesville Police Department employee, or current law enforcement agency employees; one (1), Member who resides or works in the City and who represents an organization that seeks racial or social justice on behalf of historically disadvantaged communities; one (1), Non-voting member who has policing expertise or experience

Term: 18 months (3 voting members); 3-years (4 voting members); 3-years (non-voting member)

Purpose: To provide objective and independent civilian-lead oversight of the Charlottesville Police Department.

Contact: TBD (CRB Executive Director)

 

Click HERE to view the Council resolution amended on July 2, 2018. 

 

CONTACTING THE CRB 

[Information subject to change as this program develops.] In order to communicate with the CRB electronically please send an email to policecrb@charlottesville.org. If you prefer to mail hard copies to the CRB, please mail the documents to ATTN: Police CRB, P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Please know that all written communications with the CRB are subject to disclosure pursuant to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act.

 

CRB PROCESS

To review the steps taken to form the CRB, please click HERE. [Additional meetings held in September, October and November 2019]

To find agendasminutes and other records please click HERE

 

TO FILE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE POLICE  

At present, the CRB does not have the authority to initiate or review complaints against the police. Currently, the only way to file a complaint against a Police officer is through the Police Department directly. The CRB encourages anyone who has experienced or witnessed perceived police misconduct to file a complaint with the Police Department.  To file an official complaint form against a Police Officer please visit the Police Department's website by clicking on the link below. 

Police Department website – Quality of Service page