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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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


Body Cameras Listening Session Facilitated by the Police Conduct Oversight Commission



Listening Session OPCR 


The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights Essay Contest Winners Present on Air


The Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights hosts an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. This year contest entrees responded to the following prompt:
 “Jokes or comments are commonly made, both accidentally and intentionally, at the expense of certain groups of people. Some individuals and organized groups actively work to stop hurtful speech. What could you do to stop these stereotypical/hurtful comments?”                
Recently the 2015 contest winners were provided an opportunity to read their winning essays on KFAI radio! Follow the link below to listen to some most empowering stories.


Learn About the Minneapolis Urban Scholars Program




Last updated Jun 29, 2015