Civilian Review Board

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The establishment of the City of Aurora’s Civilian Review Board is a result of the City’s CHANGE Reform Initiative, launched by Mayor Richard C. Irvin on June 9, 2020, following the local, national and global civil unrest and calls for systemic police reform and unprecedented racial reckoning.

After months of dialoguing with the community during 15 community listening and recommendation sessions, conducting in-depth research of like boards in cities throughout the country, and comprehensive planning by an ad hoc committee of internal and external members:  

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Aurora City Council approved Resolution 20-0232: A Resolution Directing the Preparation of an Ordinance Establishing a Civilian Review Board to Review Matters Involving the Police Department

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, the Aurora City Council approved Ordinance 20-0710: An Ordinance Creating a Civilian Review Board to Review Matters Involving the Police Department.

  1. Purpose
  2. Duties
  3. Membership

THE PURPOSE OF THE AURORA CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD IS TO:

    Add an outside perspective to the evaluation of civilian complaints; 

    Review and evaluate the administration and consistency in the imposition of discipline within the department with respect to civilian complaints;

    Provide a timely, fair, and objective review of civilian complaints, the manner in which they are investigated and a recommendation to the chief as to proposed discipline  prior to imposition; and

    Review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning the police department’s activities and efforts in promoting  and achieving equity with respect to racial, gender, and cultural diversity in officer recruitment and training;

    Review, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the department’s overall relationship with the public;

    Provide a systematic means to achieve continuous improvement in the interactions between the public and police.

The application period for membership is 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 through 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22.

Make sure to select 'Civilian Review Board' in the 'Which board would you like to apply for?' section.