City of Cleveland Seeks Applicants for Civilian Police Review Board Vacancies

Friday, Feb 09, 2024

Friday, February 9, 2024 – Cleveland – The City of Cleveland is looking for qualified applicants to fill two seats on the Civilian Police Review Board. The Candidates for these positions must be residents of the City of Cleveland at the time of the appointment. Selected applicants would be appointed to complete the following four-year terms:

·  Term 2/2/2024 to 2/1/2028

·  Term 2/2/2024 to 2/1/2028

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 (CDP), when such alleged misconduct is directed toward any person who is not a CDP officer or employee.

Investigations of alleged non-criminal police misconduct are conducted by the independent Office of Professional Standards (OPS), which reports to the CPRB. The CPRB receives and reviews the investigations completed by the OPS. Following the OPS investigation, the CPRB holds a public hearing and recommends a 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 term 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. Licensed attorneys, in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court, with experience representing victims of police misconduct or criminally prosecuting police misconduct, are encouraged to apply.

·         Applicants must live in the City of Cleveland

·         Compensation for board members is $8,963/year.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Ryan Puente, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Government Affairs Officer, at rpuente@clevelandohio.gov by Friday, February 23, 2024.