The St. Cloud Citizens' Review Board was established under the provisions of city Ordinance 1773, Section 260, adopted by the City Council on September 9, 1996 and amended in 2002. The Board assists the Mayor and Police Chief in providing lawful and nondiscriminatory peacekeeping services to the public. The Board provides participatory oversight of the police in the processing and adjudication of citizens' complaints. Citizen review, in conjunction with the police, will assure that complaints are dealt with fairly and with regard for officers and citizens, alike.
This Board must meet at a minimum quarterly and every January to elect officers. There are 9 members on the board, 6 non-police members and 3 police department members. The Board makes annual reports to the Mayor and the Police Chief.