Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office of Police Conduct Review
(612) 673-5500

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Research & Study

This section includes research conducted by OPCR staff at the request of the Commission. The research conducted is a tool for the Commission to shape its decision-making and policy recommendations. Research may come in the form of data, performance audits, or presentations.

Current Ongoing Programs of Research and Study

MPD Body Camera Standard Operating Procedure

Study TBD

Read the MPD Body camera SOP (PDF)

PCOC Memorandum of Agreement with MPD Re: DOJ Body Camera Grant Application (PDF)


Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity Training

Cultural Awareness Report: Electronic Version, Print Version

Created by motion from Commissioner Rude during January 14, 2014 regular meeting

(1) Compile cultural awareness/sensitivity training provided to police departments throughout the country with a focus on (but not limited to) police departments that work with similar populations as those in Minneapolis;

(2) to outline the different models of cultural awareness and sensitivity training provided to law enforcement, including the Minneapolis Police Department;

(3) to identify any best-practices regarding cultural awareness /sensitivity training; and

(4) to deliver a report to the Commission discussing the results of the research.


The Coaching Study: Electronic Version, Print Version (PDF)

Created by motion from Commissioner Singleton during February 11, 2014 regular meeting

A comprehensive program of research and study of the OPCR and MPD coaching process, including a performance audit, with the goal of achieving racial and other equity outcomes, and of building and supporting an accountability culture within MPD.

Investigatory Stop Documentation Review 

Created by motion from Commissioner Singleton during February 10, 2015 regular meeting.

View the final approved study (PDF)

For additional study information, including interactive maps, visit the study webpage. 








Last updated Jun 15, 2015