Applications Sought for Citizen Review Board Through July 15

The Citizen Review Board is seeking qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to objectively review citizen complaints and Internal Affairs’ investigations filed against Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department peace officers and corrections officers.

Applications must be received by Thursday, July 15, 2021, and may be printed from the Citizen Review Board website at https://citizenreviewboard.com/. Applicants must have email and internet access.

The Citizen Review Board has 25 members and fills vacancies throughout the year as they occur. Membership is voluntary and unpaid, and terms are for three years. Appointments to the Board are made by County Commission and Las Vegas City Council members serving on Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee.

To be eligible, applicants must be residents of unincorporated Clark County or the city of Las Vegas, cannot have any felony convictions, may not be an elected official, cannot be a present or former Metro police officer or corrections officer, or the spouse, sibling or parent of a Metro peace officer. Applicants must be objective in their work on the board.

Potential members must have a flexible weekday schedule. All members who are selected must complete mandatory training including an eight-hour police ride along, attending and completing the 12-week Citizen Police Academy, a jail work along, orientation training, and all annual training sessions.

Members of the Citizen Review Board review complaints on a rotating basis. Panels consisting of five members are convened over six-month periods of time to hear cases. After six months, a new panel of five members is selected to hear the next rotation of cases. Panel members are randomly selected and may serve on anywhere from one to three panels during their term. Panel meetings are during the normal business hours once or twice a month and last about three hours.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.