Citizen Police Review Board

Mission

The mission of the Citizen Police Review Board is to promote the highest principles of professional police conduct including, but not limited to, fairness, empathy, and consistency in police and community relations, the use of force, and the investigation of citizen complaints.

Meetings

The Board will hold meetings no less than six times a year in the Second Floor Training Room of the DeKalb Police Department at 700 West Lincoln Highway.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to a meeting. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Primary Duties

  1. Review Police Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations and provide recommendations of changes that are consistent with the Board’s mission.
  2. Monitor the Police Department’s compliance with the state training mandates through quarterly reports from the Police Chief.
  3. Consider citizen complaints and police officer use of force cases. This work includes holding informal inquires and reviewing relevant records before providing written recommendations to the Police Chief.

Citizen Complaint

A citizen complaint can be made to the Board using this form.

Regulations, Recommendations & Final Decision

As the work of the Board progressive, its regulations, recommendations and final decisions will be available on this webpage.

Membership

The Board consists of five civilian members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. For the initial appointments, three members will serve two-year terms and two members will serve one-year terms. After the initial appointments, each term will be for two years.

Commission Members

  • Justin Carlson
  • Maurice McDavid
  • Kate Noreiko
  • Veronica Origel
  • John Walker

DeKalb Police Department

Mission statement: The members of the DeKalb Police Department are committed to reducing crime and enhancing the quality of life through an active partnership with our community.

Municipal Code

More information on the Board can be found in Chapter 46 of the Municipal Code.