Civilian Review Board

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The Independent Police Auditor supports a Civilian Review Board (CRB) which provides valuable input about the fairness, completeness, and thoroughness of the investigative process. The CRB monitors the work of the Independent Police Auditor, reviews closed complaint cases and provides policy recommendations to the Eugene Police Department and the Police Commission. The seven-member civilian board helps make the system of police accountability more transparent and increases public confidence in the manner that police conduct their work.

Next scheduled CRB meeting: Tuesday March 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. 

The CRB meets on the second Tuesday of most months from 5:30-8pm. The hybrid public meetings can be attended in person, or virtually via Zoom. Please click below for direct links to access the next scheduled CRB meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
  • Via Webinar:  
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  • Attend in Person: 101 East Broadway Suite 230 Eugene, OR 97401
  • Or Via Telephone:  Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    • 971 247 1195
    • 720 928 9299
    • 206 337 9723
    • 213 338 8477
    • 253 215 8782

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Civilian Review Board to provide fair and impartial oversight and review of internal investigations conducted by the City of Eugene Police Department involving allegations of police misconduct, use of force and other matters. The Board will strive to build trust and confidence within the community and to ensure that complaints are handled fairly, thoroughly and adjudicated reasonably. The Board will encourage community involvement and transparency in order to promote the principles of community policing in the City of Eugene. 


Term, Appointment and Authority

Civilian Review Board members, who are appointed by the City Council, serve three-year terms. No member shall serve more than three (3) consecutive terms. A vacancy that occurs during the term of a member shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment, and the appointee shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. The Civilian Review Board authority is in Eugene Code (EC) 2.013 and 2.240 and the Eugene Charter 15-A(2).


Membership

The Civilian Review Board is composed of seven civilian members. One member represents the board on the Police Commission, and another serves as liaison to the Human Rights Commission.


Meetings

The CRB is required to meet four times a year, though historically, CRB members have met on a monthly basis, with the exception of a month off in the summer and winter. CRB meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-8:00pm through a hybrid format. Please refer to the CRB Meetings section for more details about the structure of these meetings and how to attend. 


Responsibilities and Oversight Protocols

For a more in-depth review of CRB responsibilities and oversight protocols, please refer to the documents below:

History of the CRB

For a detailed timeline of events leading up to City’s current police oversight system, please refer to the History of the IPA.  

Interested in serving on the CRB?

The City of Eugene typically opens their boards and commissions recruitment period in January each year.  Applicants are evaluated by a community panel that makes recommendations to City Council.  City Council is responsible for appointing members who typically serve three-year terms.  It requires about 5-10 hours per month including time for materials review and meeting participation. If you are interested in being notified when the next recruitment period opens, please visit the City's Boards and Commission page


Timeline

In February, the Mayor will appoint a committee to review all the received applications and make recommendations for filling the positions to City Council. 

City Council will make the final appointments in June.