Oversight

Goal

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

Current Status

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 Materials

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Additional Resources
March 12, 2021 Agenda - Recommendation Memo
February 24, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
February 12, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
January 27, 2021 Agenda Minutes Indianapolis Model Presentation
January 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes -
December 22, 2020 Agenda Minutes CAB Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
December 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes Citizens Appeal Board Presentation
Police Oversight Reform Charter Proposed Amended
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 -
Complaint Method Process
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