The Police Conduct Review Panel was created by Ordinance 2012-Or-061, amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances and approved by the City Council on September 21, 2012. The panel assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner. The Panel provides to the public meaningful participatory oversight of the police and their interactions with the citizenry. The Panel makes recommendations to the Chief of Police regarding the merits of complaints against Minneapolis Police Officers.
A pool of seven (7) civilian review panelists will be selected; four (4) shall be appointed by the City Council, and three (3) shall be appointed by the Mayor. Of the seven (7) civilian review panelists, two (2) are assigned by the Director of Civil Rights or the Director’s designee to work together with two (2) sworn officers in making recommendations regarding the merits of complaints concerning police conduct.
Seats 1 and 2: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2024.
Seat 4: Term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2023.
Seats 5 and 6: Terms beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2024.
Seats 8 and 9: Terms beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2022.
Note: Seats 8 and 9 are Optional Council and Mayor appointments for unexpired terms.
Deadline: The application review process will begin September 30, 2020.
Minneapolis residency is required
Applicants may not be currently or previously employed by the Minneapolis Police Department
References may be provided and will be checked
All Police Conduct Review Panel members must:
- Ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws, or procedures;
- Be able to listen, read and analyze to process and assess a large amount of information quickly;
- Be able to serve on hearing panels that review investigations regarding allegations of police misconduct;
- Have excellent writing skills;
- Not have a pending complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department or have filed a complaint within the past five years;
- Conduct themselves with integrity and maturity when dealing with emotionally charged matters;
- Can display even handed temperament by evaluating each case fairly and neutrally in a non-discriminatory manner;
- Demonstrate diligence in reviewing investigative reports and resolving disputes;
- Show a strong commitment to community service;
- Have an ability to communicate with people of all levels of education and backgrounds;
- Be willing to collaborate with Minneapolis Police personnel (lieutenants or higher) when making case recommendations;
- Be able to complete training regarding police use of force, the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Open Meeting Laws, and the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act.
Send completed forms to Open appointments, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
Applications are received by the City Clerk and forwarded to the Police Conduct Review Panel Staff, Board Staff send to the Mayor, the Public Safety & Emergency Management Committee Chair and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights staff for recommendation. Selected Applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the Public Safety & Emergency Management Committee. Applications are then forwarded from the Committee to the full Council for approval.
The Police Conduct Review Panel meets on an as needed basis. Hearings and Reviews may be conducted in the evening and on weekends. Panel members are compensated $50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings or panel review sessions; and shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other city boards and commission members.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or
Open appointments. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.
Last updated Aug 26, 2020