The Police Accountability Board is run by nine unpaid, volunteer Board Members. The Board’s role is to oversee the agency’s operations, set the agency’s priorities, and serve on panels during the Board’s investigatory process.
One Board Member is appointed by the Mayor. One Board Member is appointed by City Council for each of the four City Districts (East, Northeast, Northwest, and South). The remaining four Board Members are selected by the PAB Alliance, a coalition of community members who helped create and continue to sustain our work.
The law requires our Board Members to be city residents who “reflect the City’s diverse community.” No Board Member (or their family members) can have ever worked for RPD or represented someone suing RPD. Board Members generally serve three year terms, though some members are serving out shorter preliminary terms.
You can apply to serve on the Board by visiting the PAB Alliance’s website at paballiance.org and clicking on the “Apply for the PAB” tab under the “Joining the Alliance” menu.