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Civilian Police Review Board

The Office of Professional Standards investigates complaints of police misconduct; all investigations are conducted by civilian Office of Professional Standards investigators. Once the investigator has completed an investigation, a civilian administrator submits a report to the Civilian Police Review Board for its review and disposition.

Office of Professional Standards and Civilian Police Review Board 2011 Annual Report

Filing a Complaint Against a Member of the Police Force

Citizen Complaint Form

P: 216.664.2944 - Complaints Accepted 8:30am to 4:00pm - F: 216.420.8764 - 205 W. St. Clair Ave. Rm 301 

Any person wishing to file a complaint against a member of the Cleveland Division of Police may complete the complaint form and accompanying documents. Completed forms can be faxed, however, the original forms with the signature of the person making the complaint must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Office of Professional Standards and Civilian Police Review Board

Free parking will be provided for visitors to the Office of Professional Standards and Police Review Board at the 55 Public Square parking garage on the corner of West 3rd St and West St. Clair Ave. Visitors must bring their parking receipt to the office to be validated.

Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB)

The Board reviews the completed investigations of alleged police misconduct, deadly force and matters requested by the Director of Public Safety. Prior to recommending discipline or determining that a complaint warrants no action, the Board may, in its sole discretion, hold a hearing. Once a recommendation has been made, the Civilian Police Review Board shall submit its findings and recommendation to the Chief of Police and shall notify the complainant of its disposition of his/her complaint.

The Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB) meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm, unless otherwise noted. CPRB meetings are held at 205 West St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. Portions of the meeting are open to the public, while some matters are addressed in Executive Session. Members of the public who would like to attend a CPRB meeting must register with photo identification at the security station inside the front entrance of 205 West St. Clair Avenue by 12:30pm on the day of the meeting. CPRB Meeting Agenda.

2015 Metting Dates: March 3rd, March 17th, April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, July 21st, August 4th, August 18th, September 1st, September 15th, October 6th, October 20th, November 3rd, November 17th.

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Office of Professional Standards
Civilian Police Review Board
205 West St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

P: 216.664.2944
F: 216.420.8764
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Mission Statement


The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to effectively provide a wide range of services which protect the life and property of the community.

-Public Safety