If you have a concern with the Tucson Police Department, the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board may be able to help you.
The CPARB was created by the Tucson Mayor and Council to promote public confidence in the fairness and integrity of the Tucson Police Department’s investigation of citizen complaints. To this end, the Board has been given the authority to review completed investigations conducted by the Tucson Police Department and to comment on their fairness and thoroughness. The Board’s findings are then shared with the Chief of Police, the Independent Police Auditor, the City Manager, and the Mayor and Council so that they may better assess the citizen complaint review process and the quality of service being provided to the citizens of Tucson.
The CPARB is a non-political entity comprised of seven volunteer members appointed by City Council and Mayor. The CPARB members’ terms coincide with the terms of office of the mayor or members of the city council who appointed them. Additionally, the City Manager, the police department’s employees’ labor representation group, and the Chief of Police each have a designated representative to serve on the Board as a continuing ex-officio, non-voting member. Lastly, the Board may appoint up to four advisory, non-voting, members. These members are appointed so as to enhance the diversity of the Board. Advisory members must meet the same criteria for appointment as the voting members. Advisory members may serve for a period of two years.
The Board can only investigate complaints related to the Tucson Police Department. It does not handle complaints about Fire, EMS, Pima County Sheriff, or any other department, bureau, or division within the City of Tucson.