Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

(801) 535-6244

Police Civilian Review Board

The Police Civilian Review Board provides civilian oversight regarding the excessive use of force and other complaints, and internal police investigations conducted by the police.

The board serves a strictly advisory role in assessing citizen complaints of police misconduct and has no independent disciplinary power. All disciplinary authority is retained by the Police Chief, but he/she is obligated to consider the recommendations of the board.

If a person has filed a complaint with the Police Department alleging misconduct by a police officer, he or she is also entitled to request an investigation by the Police Civilian Review Board Investigator.

Complaints Not Involving Excessive Use Force

  • Must be filed with the Police Civilian Review Board Investigator within four (4) calendar days (96 hours) after a complaint is filed with the Police Department.
  • The Investigator may, at the board’s direction, investigate complaints about alleged police misconduct not involving the use of excessive force.
  • The board’s decision of whether to conduct an investigation on such complaints is completely discretionary.

Complaints Involving Excessive Use of Force

  • The board will automatically receive all complaints of use of excessive force by police officers and an independent investigation will always be conducted. Therefore, it is not necessary for a person alleging excessive use of force to request an investigation by the board.

Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance


Meeting Information

Quarterly and as needed, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Plaza 349, Suite 150, 349 South 200 East, Salt Lake City


Vacancies

The Police Civilian Review Board has one (1) upcoming vacancy for a District 1 seat and one (1) current vacancy for a District 2 seat. Applicants for these seats must reside in Districts 1 and 2. You can check which district you reside in here.

All outstanding vacancies* (one D1 seat, and two D3 seats) are currently being reviewed and processed by the Mayor’s office. Please see below for all upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this board, please fill out and submit an application online. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. Alternative formats of this application are available upon request. Please call 801-535-6244.


Member Qualifications

Fourteen members, two from each Salt Lake City Council District, serve on the Police Civilian Review Board. Each member is appointed by Mayor Erin Mendenhall, with the advice and consent of the Salt Lake City Council, to a three year term. The Board aims for balanced representation of geographical, professional, racial, gender, and ethnicity. As a result of the technical knowledge needed for this board, all members are required to complete a detailed training session. Members are also subject to a background check before being appointed.

Any person is qualified for appointment to the Board who is 21 years of age or older, is a resident of Salt Lake City, and does not have any felony convictions, pending indictments or informations or misdemeanor criminal convictions, or pending indictments involving violence or moral turpitude.


Powers and Duties

The Board is intended to help foster trust between the community and law enforcement personnel.


Current Members

#MemberCouncil DistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Kevin S. Park120142020
2*Pending Council Review1 
3Turner C. Bitton220192022
4VACANT22022
5*Pending Council Review 3 
6*Pending Council Review 3 
7Catalina Pilar Cardona420162019
8Rebekah A. Myers420162019
9Dennis Busch520142021
10Ian Quiel520182021
11Teresa Garrett620162022
12Amber Liechty620172021
13Jessica Andrew720172021
14Sandra Walsh720152022

Contact Information

Rick Rasmussen

Civilian Review Board Investigator

(801) 535-7230 or richard.rasmussen@slcgov.com

Amy Lyons

Administrative Assistant

(801) 535-6031 or amy.lyons@slcgov.com