Make a Difference: Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board

by | Jul 3, 2024 | COMMUNITY, NEWS, RICHMOND POLITICS, SOCIAL JUSTICE

The City of Richmond has announced the formation of the Richmond Civilian Review Board and is seeking dedicated residents to serve on this vital body. This is a unique opportunity for community members to play a significant role in fostering transparency, trust, and accountability within the Richmond Police Department.

The Richmond Civilian Review Board, established under the Richmond Code of Laws/Ordinances (Chapter 2, Article V.; Division 20; Section 2-1202.1., et seq.), will consist of eight members who will serve three-year terms.

The Board’s primary responsibilities include reviewing, investigating, and making recommendations regarding specific internal investigations conducted by the Richmond Police Department. This important work aims to ensure that investigations are thorough, impartial, and accurate, ultimately enhancing the relationship between law enforcement and the community they serve.

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Why Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board?

Becoming a member of the Richmond Civilian Review Board offers a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful change in the community. Members will be at the forefront of efforts to ensure justice and fairness in police practices, helping to build a stronger, more transparent relationship between the police and Richmond residents.

Who Should Apply?

The City of Richmond is looking for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Residency: Must be a resident of the City of Richmond.
  • Independence: Must not have current or previous experience as a law enforcement officer.
  • No Conflicts: Must not have family or household members currently in law enforcement roles.
  • Legal Standing: Must not be involved in pending litigation with the City of Richmond.
  • Commitment: Must have a strong dedication to justice, fairness, and community engagement.

How to Apply

All interested residents are encouraged to apply by August 29, 2024. The application process is straightforward and can be completed online. To apply, visit the Richmond Office of City Clerk website at Office of City Clerk Boards and Commissions and fill out the application form.

Get Involved

This is your chance to make a real difference in Richmond. By serving on the Richmond Civilian Review Board, you can help ensure that our city’s policing is transparent, fair, and just. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to your community in a meaningful way.

For more information, please contact: Joe Lowery, Richmond Civilian Review Board Manager
Email: joseph.lowery@rva.gov 
Phone: 804.646.5239

Visit the Richmond Civilian Review Board Website for additional details.

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