Office of Professional Standards and Civilian Police Review Board

The Office of Professional Standards investigates complaints of police misconduct; all investigations are conducted by civilian Office of Professional Standards investigators. Once the investigator has completed an investigation, a civilian administrator submits a report to the Civilian Police Review Board for its review and disposition.


Filing a ComplaintAgainst a Member of the Police Force

Citizen Complaint Form

P: 216.664.2944 - Complaints Accepted 8:30am to 4:00pm - F: 216.420.8764 - 205 W. St. Clair Ave. Rm 301

Any person wishing to file a complaint against a member of the Cleveland Division of Police may complete the complaint form and accompanying documents. Completed forms can be faxed, however, the original forms with the signature of the person making the complaint must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Professional Standards and Civilian Police Review Board.


Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB)

The Board reviews the completed investigations of alleged police misconduct, deadly force and matters requested by the Director of Public Safety. Prior to recommending discipline or determining that a complaint warrants no action, the Board may, in its sole discretion, hold a hearing. Once a recommendation has been made, the Civilian Police Review Board shall submit its findings and recommendation to the Chief of Police and shall notify the complainant of its disposition of his/her complaint.

The Civilian Police Review Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm, unless otherwise noted. CPRB meetings are held at 205 West St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Portions of the meeting are open to the public, while some matters are addressed in Executive Session. Members of the public who would like to attend a CPRB meeting must register with photo identification at the security station inside the front entrance of 205 West St. Clair Avenue by 12:30pm on the day of the meeting.  CPRB Meeting Agenda.

Information about Civilian Police Review Board Membership >>

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