Requesting Applications for the Civilian Police Review Board

Requesting Applications for the Civilian Police Review Board

The City of Durham is currently seeking applicants to fill four (4) vacancies on the Civilian Police Review Board with terms beginning on July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30, 2023. The Board reviews the Professional Standards Division’s handling of complaints made against employees of the Durham Police Department. Members of the Civilian Police Review Board are appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.

To be eligible, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application;
2. Must reside in the corporate city limits and have consistently maintained
residency for at least three years prior to applying; and
3. Be current in the payment of local property taxes at the time of application
and throughout board term.


New board members serve a four-year term and are required to complete:
 Durham Citizens Police Academy
 Sixteen (16) hours in a patrol car ride-along program
 Orientation on legal issues and the role and function of the Civilian Police Review Board

Re-appointed Board members must complete:
 Durham Citizens Police Academy at least once during the new term (unless there’s demonstration of having completed the Academy within the last five years)
 At least four (4) hours in a patrol car ride-along program each year of term


Applications are available online at https://durhamnc.gov/277/Civilian-PoliceReview-Board and can also be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office located at 101 City Hall Plaza, 2nd Floor of City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 919-560-4166. Deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019.

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