To Increase transparency in the process to report suspected police misconduct and strengthen the Citizen Appeal Board made up of community members.
Working Group Materials
The Oversight working group has made a series of recommendations regarding the complaint process on October 7, 2020 that were approved by the City Commission on November 5, 2020. The memo and response from the Commission are below as well as visuals of those recommendations.
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The Oversight working group committee has made a series of recommendations regarding the investigation process following a complaint, including establishing an independent auditor on December 11, 2020. The committee is currently awaiting a response from the City Commission.
|Meeting Date||Agenda||Minutes||Additional Resources|
|November 24, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|November 6, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|October 20, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|October 16, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|October 6, 2020||Agenda*||Minutes||*This meeting is a continuation of the Sept. 29th
meeting and therefore uses the same agenda.
|September 29, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|September 11, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|August 25, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|August 7, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
|July 17, 2020||Agenda||Minutes||-|
- Investigative Process And Other Community Examples
- Complaint Process Improvement Recommendations September 29, 2020
- Criteria and Solutions for Complaint Process August 28, 2020
- Citizen Complaint Process Presentation
- Police Reform Oversight Working Group Charter
- [Video] Police Reform - Citizens Appeals
Several mechanisms are currently in place to facilitate the process of reporting alleged police misconduct. Citizens may:
|File a formal complaint with the Dayton Police Professional Standards Bureau (PSB)||PSB either conducts an investigation or assigns the complaint to the appropriate supervisor. The Citizen receives a letter indicating the results along with Citizen’s Appeals Board process pamphlet|
|Citizens’ Appeal Board (CAB)||If a citizen is not satisfied with the result of the PSB review, they may appeal to the CAB, which consists of:
• One legal community
• One former law officer
• Three citizens
Appointed by Commission
Operates outside of the Dayton Police Department
|Utilize the Dayton Delivers application to make a complaint via the internet
City of Dayton Website also has a link for reports
|All requests through the Dayton Delivers app are forwarded to the appropriate department|
|Contact the Regional Dispatch Center (RDC) and request to speak with a Dayton Police Supervisor||Most common source of complaints. The RDC will generate a Citizen Complaint call for an on-duty supervisor to handle.|
|Send an email straight to Law Department (recently implemented)||The Law Department receives the complaints and determines the best course of investigation|
|Email/Letter Complaints||Complaints may be sent via email or letter to various entities within the city organization|
|Utilizing other Agencies||Complaints may be completed with the NAACP or Human Relations Council|
|Direct to Supervisor||Citizens may make complaints directly to a DPD Supervisor|