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

Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity Training
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.
Coaching Process
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.


Last updated Mar 13, 2014