Police Conduct Oversight Commission
As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings. Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries. Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311.
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.
Contact the Office of Police Conduct Review with any questions at (612) 673-5500.
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.
NACOLE Code of Ethics
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 http://nacole.org/.
- The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Code of Ethics with Minneapolis Gender Identity Amendment, adopted November 12, 2013; January 13, 2015; January 12, 2016.
- Notification letter to NACOLE of Adoption of Ethics, sent November 18, 2013 (PDF)
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. They shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the performance of duties in the same manner and amount as other City boards and commission members.
The Police Conduct Oversight Commission adopted amended rules during the October 9, 2018 meeting.
Last updated Mar 18, 2020