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 are set forth in the Municipal Code of Chicago, and include the following:
Video on the role of the Police Board in the disciplinary process. (A Spanish-language version is in production.)
See the 2017 Annual Report for more information on the Police Board.