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The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. The nine members of the Board are private citizens appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.

The Police Board's primary powers and responsibilities include:

  • Deciding disciplinary cases involving allegations of police misconduct.
  • Holding monthly public meetings that provide an opportunity for all members of the public to present questions and comments to the Board, the Superintendent of Police, and the Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority.
  • Nominating candidates for the position of Superintendent of Police to the Mayor.
  • Adopting the Rules and Regulations for the governance of the Police Department.

See Sections 2-84-010 through 2-84-030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, for more detailed information.

Alerts (Chicago Police Board)

Low Alert Feb 12, 2016 Notice of meetings
Low Alert Feb 11, 2016 Hearing Officer Position Available
Low Alert Jan 22, 2016 Next Regular Public Meeting of the Police Board: Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m., at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 South Michigan Avenue
Low Alert Dec 10, 2015 Application for the Position of Superintendent of Police

Most Recent News (Chicago Police Board)

Feb 3, 2016 Disciplinary charges relating to the Koschman homicide investigation filed with the Police Board
Jan 19, 2016 Police Board Welcomes Additional Community Input on the Search for a New Superintendent of Police
Jan 15, 2016 Police Board Begins Review of Candidates for Chicago Police Superintendent
Jan 8, 2016 NEW LOCATION for Police Board Public Meeting to Receive Community Input on the Search for a New Superintendent of Police
Dec 10, 2015 Police Board Opens Nation-Wide Search for Chicago Police Superintendent
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