Reference: City Code 3.21.070
Policy updated: March 2016
Policy Review Criteria
IPR has the authority to conduct policy reviews of PPB’s policies and practices. The IPR Director has the discretion to initiate a policy review on a particular PPB policy or practice. Below are factors considered in initiating a policy review, including but not limited to the following circumstances:
- An issue is of concern to the community at large; or
- An issue that has been raised in a series of community based complaints; or
- An issue that would be more appropriately addressed in a policy review rather than an investigation of an incident of alleged misconduct by an officer.
A policy review can encompass, but is not limited to, the following:
- Gathering of documentary evidence from PPB and outside sources
- Interviews of community members
- Interviews of PPB members
- Interviews of persons with academic or other source of knowledge regarding the police policy or practice
- Review of academic literature on the topic
- Review of other agency practices
At the conclusion of the policy review, IPR will issue a public report and provide its recommendations on the subject of the review. IPR will send recommendations to the Chief of Police.