Accomplishments

The Citizens' Review Board (CRB) has enjoyed a positive and influential history with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), which has earnestly responded to each and every concern brought forward by the CRB. Since the inception of the Board in 1990, a number of positive changes have been implemented by the Police Department as a result of input and recommendations by the Board.

Since the inception of the CRB, numerous positive changes have been implemented by the Police Department as a result of the input and recommendations by the CRB. A few of these changes include:

  • CRB influenced policy change on vehicle tows and impounds
  • CRB influenced the assignment of PERT trained Sergeants at large special events
  • CRB influenced policy change on detainee escort to restrooms at PETCO Park
  • SDPD accepted CRB recommendation to ensure that motorists and others are informed in a timely manner of the reason for their contact and detention
  • SDPD modified Internal Affairs procedures manual regarding citizen complaints, officer-involved shootings, and in-custody deaths at the request of CRB
  • Attendance of Executive Assistant Chief and IA staff now attend all CRB Closed and Open Session meetings
  • SDPD informs review teams of discipline imposed and relevant background information prior to Board meetings. Team/Board offered opportunity to receive and comment on discipline imposed
  • CRB has impacted over 50 additional policy and procedures relative to internal investigations, pursuits, use of force, money handling, and shooting at moving vehicles