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Chicago Police Board

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.

Most Recent News (Chicago Police Board)

Jan 13, 2017 Police Board to Thoroughly Consider Recommendations from the Department of Justice Report
Aug 30, 2016 Disciplinary Charges Relating to the Laquan McDonald Shooting Filed with the Police Board
Aug 9, 2016 Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Board Decision in Orsa & Murphy v. Police Board
Jul 12, 2016 Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Board Decision in McDermott v. Police Board
Jun 23, 2016 Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Police Board Decision in Castro v. Police Board
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  • Phone: 312.742.4194

  • 30 North LaSalle Street
    Suite 1220
    Chicago, IL 60602 (Business Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday)   
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