We are seeking a skilled manager with law enforcement accountability expertise to lead Independent Police Review, the division in the Auditor’s Office responsible for receiving, investigating, and resolving community complaints involving the conduct of Portland Police Bureau members.
The IPR Director reports to the City Auditor, who is independent of the Mayor, Commissioners, Police Bureau, and other city managers. As an elected official, the Auditor is accountable only to the public. This structure is critical to ensuring IPR’s ability to conduct independent and objective investigations of alleged police misconduct, conduct policy reviews of police practices, and report data on investigation and policing outcomes.
IPR was created in 2001 to provide professional civilian oversight of investigations into allegations of police misconduct. Since then, the office has grown in response to expanded responsibilities for independent investigations and U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement requirements. IPR is the primary intake location for complaints and commendations. It shares investigative duties with the Police Bureau’s Internal Affairs Division, focusing its resources on complaints involving high-ranking officers and those filed by members of vulnerable populations. IPR recently received additional resources to increase the frequency of its policy analyses of police practices and make data more publicly accessible.
The IPR Director oversees a staff of 15, including managers, investigators, analysts, support personnel, and a community outreach specialist. The Director is responsible for managing the division’s employees, budget, and strategic initiatives and serves on the Auditor’s management team.
Find more information about the position and directions to apply here.