City of Cleveland Seeks Applicant for Civilian Police Review Board Vacancy

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2019 

CLEVELAND –The City of Cleveland is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacant seat on the Civilian Police Review Board. The selected applicant would be appointed to complete a four-year-term that runs through Aug. 8, 2020. The individual appointed to fill out the current term would also be eligible to apply for the new full four-year term that would begin in August 2020. The candidate for this vacant position must be a resident of the Cleveland Division of Police’s First District at the time of appointment. 

The Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB) has the power to receive, cause investigation of, and recommend resolution of non-criminal complaints filed with it alleging misconduct by officers and non-sworn employees of the Cleveland Division of Police when such alleged misconduct is directed toward any person who is not a CDP employee. 

Investigations of alleged police misconduct are conducted by the independent Office of Professional Standards. The CPRB receives and reviews the investigations completed by the Office of Professional Standards (OPS). Following the OPS investigation the CPRB holds a public hearing and recommends an administrative resolution for each of the complaints. 

Members of the CPRB have a unique role as public servants with respect to reviewing the conduct of Division of Police employees. The community, government, and law enforcement have entrusted members of the CPRB to conduct their work in a professional, fair and impartial manner. This trust is earned through individual members of the CPRB having a firm commitment to the public good, the mission of the CPRB, and the exercise of high ethical and professional standards.

Requirements: Persons applying to fill a vacancy on the CPRB cannot be employed currently as a law enforcement officer and cannot be a current or former employee of the Cleveland Division of Police. Also, such persons cannot be currently employed by the City of Cleveland or by any public agency having a connection with the City of Cleveland including county agencies and community development corporations.

    • Applicants must live in the City of Cleveland’s First Police District. 
    • Compensation for board members is $7,200/year. 

To apply, please submit a resume with work history and a cover letter to Tracy Anderson, Government & International Affairs Manager, Boards & Legislative Liaison, at TAnderson@city.cleveland.oh.us by Feb. 1, 2019.

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @CityofCleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

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