Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Openings on Metro Citizen Review Board

News release from Clark County:

Applications Sought to Fill Three Vacancies on the Citizen Review Board; Deadline is Nov. 20

Those who think they can objectively review Internal Affairs investigations and complaints filed against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department peace officers and corrections officers may wish to apply to serve on the 25-member Citizen Review Board, which will have three vacancies come January.

The Citizen Review Board is accepting applications through Nov. 20 from those eligible to serve in the volunteer, non-paying positions.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of unincorporated Clark County or the city of Las Vegas, cannot have any felony convictions, cannot be an elected official, cannot be a present peace officer or former peace officer employed by Metro, or biologically related to such a person. Applicants do not necessarily need to possess any police or investigative skills but must be objective in their work on the board.

Potential members must have a flexible schedule and all members who are selected must complete two mandatory training sessions each year, attend the Citizen Police Academy and conduct a police ride-along.

Applications may be printed from the Citizen’s Review Board website at and must be received by Nov. 20 for consideration for the 2010 term, which begins Jan. 4 and ends Jan. 7, 2013. The Clark County Commission and the Las Vegas City Council each appoint half the members of the board, though the three vacancies are county appointees.

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