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Office of Professional Standards

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 its investigation, a civilian administrator shall submit 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

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.

Information about Civilian Police Review Board Membership >>

The Civilian Police Review Board meets in executive session on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 205 W. St. Clair Avenue, room 306.

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

P: 216.664.2944
F: 216.420.8764
Relay Service: 711
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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.


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