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

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The Civilian Police Review Authority is now the Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR).

Welcome to the
Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights   

The mission of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights is to enforce Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Title 7 (non-discrimination); Title 9, Chapter 172 (police conduct oversight); Title 16, Chapter 423 (small and underutilized business programs); Title 2, Chapter 24 (prevailing wage); and to promote understanding of civil rights among residents, businesses and government. The Department will carry out this mission by:

Department Announcements 

Help Shape our City— Apply for Openings on Minneapolis Civil Rights Departments’ Boards and Commissions

September 2, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) Applications are now being accepted for openings on the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions positions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall.

Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a
diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.

There are open positions on the following three Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights’ boards and commissions:

  • The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rightsis charged with implementing the City's Civil Rights policies through outreach, education, mediation, conciliation and enforcement, among other things.
  • The Police Conduct Oversight Commission assures that police services are delivered in a lawful and nondiscriminatory manner and provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of police policy and procedure. Commission members have a variety of responsibilities including shaping police policy, auditing cases, engaging the community in discussions of police procedure, and facilitating cultural awareness trainings for the Minneapolis Police Department.
  •  The Police Conduct Review Panel provides the public with meaningful participatory oversight of the police and their interactions with the citizenry and makes recommendations to the Chief of Police regarding the merits of complaints against Minneapolis Police Officers.

 Applications will be reviewed beginning Oct. 10, 2014. However, the positions are open until filled. Visit the City’s website for a full list of appointment opportunities and position descriptions.






Last updated Sep 17, 2014