Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday


Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights

The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:

Department Announcements    

Police Conduct Oversight Commission In the News

“A change in policies could be coming for the Minneapolis Police Department after a study found potential roadblocks for people filing complaints against officers. The Police Conduct Oversight Commission requested a look at how the complaint process works after several people claimed to have trouble filing complaints against MPD officers. The Minneapolis Police Department is in the process of writing a protocol based on the findings of the Police Conduct Oversight Commission.”

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 PCOC in News



Minneapolis Urban Scholars








Last updated Sep 19, 2016