Section 21-47 Officers; meetings; quorum; rules.

    (a)    The board shall elect a chair and vice-chair from among its members.  The term of these officers shall be one (1) year.  The chair shall preside at meetings.  The vice-chair shall preside when the chair is absent or otherwise unable to preside.

    (b)    The board shall meet monthly.  When requested by the board the police chief or the chief’s designee shall attend board meetings to serve as an informational resource for the board. The board shall provide an opportunity for public comment at each monthly meeting.  The board shall meet semi-annually with the chief of police to discuss issues of concern and to recommend ways that the police can improve their relationship with citizens.  The board may also make recommendations regarding policies, rules, hiring, training and the complaint process.

    (c)    Five (5) members shall constitute a quorum for conducting business.

    (d)    The board may establish rules and procedures that do not conflict with this code or the rules and regulations governing internal affairs investigations.

    (e)    Board members shall follow the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) Code of Ethics.

(Ord. No. 20331, § 1, 7-20-09)

Editor's Note:  The authority of the Citzens Police Review Board to review appeals from the police chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct shall only apply to decisions made by the police chief after January 1, 2010.

(Ord. 20331, Added, 07/20/2009)