Executive Director – Police Civilian Review Board
Application Deadline: 04/30/2021 at 5pm EST
In response to demands from the public, in November 2019, the City Council of Charlottesville VA adopted an enabling ordinance and bylaws for a new Police Civilian Review Board (CRB), to serve a community committed to racial justice and equitable policing. The CRB is now officially organized and under the Executive Director’s leadership will immediately being a review and revision of the enabling ordinance and approved procedures to incorporate powers recently allowed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The CRB is currently operating under COVID restrictions.
The Executive Director will be charged with fulfilling the mandate for improved policing by providing functional support and leadership to the new CRB in its aim to implement objective and independent civilian-led oversight of the Charlottesville Police Department. Under the supervision and direction of the City Manager, will work with the CRB to enhance transparency and trust, to promote fair and effective policing, and to protect the civil and constitutional rights of citizens, including marginalized groups and those disproportionately affected by police activities. This work includes, but is not limited to: assuring effective responsiveness of the CRB and CPD to complainants, and/or the public; receiving complaints, answering questions related to process, and updating CRB about open complaints; acting as liaison with the CPD, reviewing CPD internal affairs investigations; development of policy recommendations; and related work as assigned that may include analyzing data related to Police operations. Position appointed by the City Manager, upon a majority vote of the City Council.
-Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a field related to public administration, police oversight, criminal justice, or law. This includes degrees in social work, conflict resolution, translational leadership, restorative justice, or other disciplines relevant to civilian oversight.
-Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in fields related to equitable policing, civilian oversight, social justice, and public outreach.
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The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce