Community Police Review Board

About the Board

The Modesto City Council accepted the creation of the Community Police Review Board (CPRB) and the Scope of Work for a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Independent Police Auditor (IPA) On Tuesday, December 13, 2021.

The creation of the CPRB and IPA were the final recommendations of the Forward Together Working Group which began during the summer of 2021. The Forward Together Initiative was introduced as a response for police reform growing across the country and at our local level.

The application period for the Board ended Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 5PM

Regular Meetings

This committee meets virtually, on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM.  View and subscribe to meeting calendar to view upcoming meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Membership Requirements

  • Members interested in serving on the CPRB shall complete the City’s application process. Applications will be screened for completeness before being presented to the Appointments Committee for consideration.
  • The CPRB shall be comprised of nine (9) members who reside within the city limits with preference provided to residents representing diverse ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, professional experience, organizational affiliations and neighborhoods/districts in Modesto.
  • CPRB members shall be registered electors of the City and each will have involvement or interest in improving the relationship between MPD and the Modesto community.

Additional Membership requirements can be found in the Board Bylaws (PDF).

Responsibilities

  • Conduct monthly public meetings to promote community engagement and to afford the public regular opportunities to provide feedback and receive updates.
  • Meeting materials, including agendas, minutes, meeting recordings, will be available to the public online.
  • Review the independent auditor’s annual report and analysis of completed administrative investigations; department use of force incidents; and critical incidents such as officer involved shootings, in-custody deaths and other events resulting in a Major Incident Review.

Additional member responsibilities can be found in the Board Bylaws (PDF).