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



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Commission members have a variety of responsibilities including shaping police policy, auditing cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness trainings for the Minneapolis Police Department.

Strategic Plan

Andrea Brown


The Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC) adopted their strategic plan at the July 2014 regular meeting, outlining achievable goals for the next 24 months. In developing the plan, commissioners focused on three core concepts: mindfulness, interconnectedness, and transparency. The plan reflects the Commission’s ongoing pledge to foster an environment where stakeholders voice concerns and seek credible feedback while building relationships with the diverse and vibrant communities of the City of Minneapolis.

o   PCOC Strategic Plan

o   PCOC 2015 Annual Report

NACOLE Code of Ethics

o   The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Code of Ethics with Minneapolis Gender Identity Amendment, adopted Nov. 12, 2013; Jan. 13, 2015; Jan 12, 2016

o   Notification Letter to NACOLE of Adoption of Ethics (PDF), sent November 18, 2013

The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals or agencies working to establish or improve oversight of police officers in the United States. For more information on the National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, visit

Commission Selection Process

When appointment cycle is open, applications are received by the City Clerk's Office. A Selection Committee comprised of representatives from the offices of the Mayor, City Council, Police Chief and the Civil Rights Department will review applications and interview applicants if necessary. Selected applicants are scheduled to speak at a public hearing and applications are then forwarded to the full City Council for approval


The Police Conduct Oversight Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings may be conducted in the evening or on weekends. Commission members are compensated $50.00 for each day when the member attends one or more meetings, and shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other city boards and commission members.

Additional Information


          o  Title 9, Chapter 172.80. Police Conduct Oversight Commission.





Last updated Apr 12, 2016