Community members sought for Police Review Board

Portland City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade is seeking community members to serve a two year term on the recently formed Police Review Board (Board). The Board is an advisory body to the Chief of Police which makes recommendations regarding officer conduct and discipline after an investigation. The Board may also make recommendations regarding policy, training, and the adequacy and completeness of an investigation.

Portland City Council recently amended City Code 3.20 which governs the processes and make up of the Board. One change makes the Auditor responsible for recommending community members for City Council appointment to the Board.

To apply, please complete and return to the City Auditor the application, background check form and a notarized copy of the informed consent document by July 30, 2010.

To obtain the application and supplemental materials please visit:
www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor (hard copies are available at the Auditor’s office in City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204).

READ – Police Review Board press release (PDF)
READ – Applicant background information form (PDF)
READ – Police Review Board informed consent form (PDF)
READ – Police Review Board application form (PDF)

Contact: Mary-Beth Baptista, Director, Independent Police Review 503 823 0146.