Police Complaints Board

Washington, DC
Education, Public Safety, and Justice

Total public member:                5           

Method of Appointment:           Appointed by Mayor, confirmed by Council        

Length of Appointment:           3 years

Residency:                               Strong preference for DC residents from all 8 wards


Paid board:                              No (all roles are voluntary)



The Board shall, where appropriate, make recommendations to the above-named entities concerning those elements of management of the MPD affecting the incidence of police misconduct, such as the recruitment, training, evaluation, discipline, and supervision of police officers.


Commission membership: 

The Board shall be composed of 5 members, one of whom shall be a member of the MPD, and 4 of whom shall have no current affiliation with any law enforcement agency. All members of the Board shall be residents of the District of Columbia. The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Council. The Mayor shall submit a nomination to the Council for a 90-day period of review, excluding days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve the nomination by resolution within this 90-day review period, the nomination shall be deemed disapproved.



Individuals must be residents of the District of Columbia.


If you are interested in an appointment to this board, please complete the appointment application. A member of our team will contact you to discuss the opportunity.




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