Monday, June 21, 2010

Applications Sought to Fill Vacancies on the Metro Police Citizen Review Board

hose who think they can objectively review Internal Affairs investigations and complaints filed against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department peace officers and corrections officers are encouraged to apply to serve on the 25-member Citizen Review Board.

The Citizen Review Board is accepting applications through Aug. 30 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 peace officer or former peace officer employed by Metro, or a close relative of a current or former officer. 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 Aug. 30 for consideration for the coming term, which begins Jan. 3, 2011 and ends Jan. 2, 2014. The Clark County Commission and the Las Vegas City Council each appoint half the members of the board. At this moment there are two vacancies for the coming term – one county and one city seat on the board.

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