UPCOMING CPOB MEETING:
The Board's next meeting will be held on February 14, 2023, in person at Dallas City Hall in the Council Chambers, room 6EN at 5:30 pm. The agenda is attached here: CPOB February 2023 Agenda.pdf
To register to speak see the instructions below:
can sign-up at the meeting location on the day of the meeting. A person
wishing to address the Community Police Oversight Board must provide the
following information: name, residence address, daytime telephone number,
the subject matter to be presented, and whether the subject is on the
current Community Police Oversight Board meeting agenda.
person wishing to address the Community Police Oversight Board virtually
must first register with the Office of Community Police Oversight and
provide the following information: name, residence address, daytime
telephone number, the subject matter to be presented, and whether the
subject is on the current Community Police Oversight Board meeting agenda.
- A person may register by electronic mail at OCPO@dallascityhall.com,
or by telephone at 214-671-8283. The deadline for registering to address the
Board at this Community Police Oversight Board meeting is 12:00
p.m. on February 14, 2023. No person may register to speak during an
open microphone period more than once within any 30-day period.
OCPO Releases New Report on Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests
"Public Safety in Dallas: An analysis of Racial Disparities in Low-Level Arrests", is a NEW report co-authored by OCPO and The Leadership Conference Education Fund's New Era of Public Safety Initiative. The report assesses the impact of misdemeanor arrests and their effects on the community, particularly Black and Latino communities.
The report details seven findings, that resulted from a three-year study (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2020) on the Dallas Police Department's misdemeanor enforcement practices. The report also makes six actionable recommendations to the City Council, City Manager, and DPD. Nine community organizations signed onto the report. Click here to view the full report.
The mission of the Community Police Oversight Board is to enhance the public’s trust that complaints of misconduct against departmental employees are conducted fair and thoroughly, are transparent, and ensure City of Dallas residents have an accessible means to the complaint process.
Duties and Functions:
- Ensure fair acceptance and processing of external administrative complaints
- Review facts and evidence of a critical or external administrative complaint against a police officer
- Direct the monitor (Office of Community Police Oversight) to initiate independent administrative investigation
- Engage in community outreach
- Accept from members of the public written complaints
- Take sworn testimony from witnesses
- Request the City Manager to review disciplinary action taken by the Chief of Police
- Recommend to the City Manager and Chief of Police improvements to Departmental procedures, practices, training, and early warning systems
Contact the Board
The Board holds public meetings the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., in City Hall, 1500 Marilla, Room L1FN. Call the Office of Community Police Oversight (214) 671-8283 for further information or email OCPO@dallascityhall.com.
CPOB Board Members and Districts.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions
Office of Community Police Oversight Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
Thank an Officer
- Thank an officer electronically through OCPO. Click here to access the online form.
Making a Complaint
A complaint against a police officer for misconduct may be made in one of several ways:
- Submit a civilian complaint electronically to the OCPO. Click here to access online form in English and Spanish.
- Call OCPO. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail message stating you would like to file a complaint. Please include a good call back number to reach you and a member of the OCPO staff will return your call.
- Complete a complaint form at the Dallas Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
- Go to any of the seven police stations in the City of Dallas and complete a complaint form.
- Print a Civilian's Complaint form and return it by one of the following ways:
E-Mail: Office of Community Police Oversight
Mail it to the Office of Community Police Oversight
Deliver it to the Dallas Police Department Internal Affairs Division or any City of Dallas police station
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