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 of Police Conduct Review
(612) 673-5500

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

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Statement of Purpose

Mission Statement

To enforce the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance (MCRO) by fusing academic excellence, experience, and judgment to produce a high quality investigation into allegations of discrimination, while forming critical partnerships within the community.

Vision Statement

To strategically position the Department as the leading civil rights agency in the City of Minneapolis and to serve as resource for resolution or deterrence of illegal discrimination, while pursuing the public’s interest in securing justice.


The CID will uphold the Department’s values of integrity, accountability, honesty, respect, courage, and quality. We will strive to implement these guidelines by demonstrating:

In addition, the CIU will use its analytical and problem solving skills to thoroughly investigate complaints of discrimination; exercise sound judgment in making decisions on complex issues; remain flexible in dealing with stressful situations; adapt to and accept change; and maintain a professional team environment in an effort to accomplish unit goals.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2013