Community Police Review Board


The Community Police Review Board (CPRB) conducts external reviews of complaints against Salem Police Department employees. A person who has completed the internal police investigation process, yet is unsatisfied with the results, may initiate a Community Police Review Board review.

Seven members and two alternates who are Salem residents comprise the board. These individuals have an interest in providing input and insight to ensure professionalism and transparency in policing. The board advises the City Manager and reports its findings to the City Manager, with a concurrent copy to the City Council.

In addition to external reviews, the board may also:

  • Review and advise on police department policy and procedure
  • Review and analyze the police department’s complaint summaries and trends
  • Refer issues to the Chief of Police

Meetings are generally held quarterly, and board hearings are held as CPRB cases are initiated. To file a complaint, please access the Salem Police Department complaint page​.

Special membership requirements

City Council shall consider:

  • ​Civic participation within the community
  • Residency within the city of Salem
  • Criminal history
  • Commitment to the goals of the Board
  • Ethnic and cultural diversity including demonstrated life experiences or training in cultural or ethnic diversity

Please note: The Community Police Review Board requires a separate application form exclusive to this board. Please read Ordinance No. 41-2002 thoroughly before filling out the application.​


Authority: SRC Chapter 201

Number of members: 7

Type of appointment: City Council appointment

Length of term: 2 years

View current board openings​​

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Community Police Review Board Bylaws42 KB
Term Expires
Bevin Clapper01/02/20182nd01/01/2022
Erin HullAternate #103/11/2019Current
Jodi Sherwood09/11/20172nd01/01/2022
Jon-michael D Mcdaniel01/13/20201st01/01/2022
Lowell R Alik03/11/20191st01/01/2021
Michelle M. Teed01/15/20191st01/01/2021
Robert (rob) McgintyAlternate #206/25/20181st
Steven J Rice01/02/20182nd01/01/2022
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