Apply online. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed when vacancies arise. If you are unable to submit an online application, email email@example.com. Before you apply, please be aware of the following requirements and disqualifiers.
- Personal information
- Answers to open-ended questions that demonstrate an ability to develop consensus, work effectively on a team, and create positive change in organizations
- A resume in PDF, DOC, DOCX, HTML, or plain text format
- Agreement to serve neutrally, and always remain fair and objective
- Consent to a criminal background check
- Having been convicted of a felony, received deferred adjudication for a felony, or currently being under felony indictment
- Currently holding public office or being employed at the City of Austin
- Being under the age of 18
Applicants are not required to live within Austin city limits. Read more below about the commission and the full requirements for being appointed.Startopen_in_new
If your application is selected, the Office of the City Auditoropen_in_new will contact you for a criminal background check. This background check does not include a credit check.
If your background check is accepted and your application selected as a finalist, the Office of Police Oversight will invite you to an in-person interview.
About the commission
The Community Police Review Commission (CPRC) consists of unpaid volunteers appointed by the City Manager to:
- Make policy-level recommendations regarding discipline, training, community relations and the complaint process.
- Address any other issues of concern by the community.
- Review patterns and practices of the Austin Police Department.
- Assess critical incidents and review individual cases of police misconduct.
- Make fair and objective recommendations, as authorized in Article 16 of the 2018 Meet and Confer Agreement, pages 46-62 (PDF, 780 KB)open_in_new.
- Assess the effectiveness of the Office of Police Oversight.
Expectations of commissioners
- Attend subject officer interviews.
- Review confidential case file information and videos.
- Attend monthly meetings.
- Draft recommendations and review individual cases of officers' conduct in a fair and objective manner.
- Attend 3 community forums per year.
- Serve for 2 years.
- Commit 10-15 hours per month.
- Attend training on civilian oversight.
- Participate in multi-day trainings by the Austin Police Department, including training on:
- Special investigations unit
- Officer-involved shootings
- Response to resistance
- Police training academy
- Crisis intervention team
- Bomb squad and special weapons and tactics (SWAT)
- Participate in two police ride-alongs per year
- Austin Police Association
- Internal Affairs Division
Qualifications to be on the commission
- Must be age 18 or older
- Cannot hold public office or be employed by the City of Austin
- Cannot have an immediate family member who is currently or formerly employed by the Austin Police Department. For purposes of this application, immediate family members are defined as parents, step-parents, siblings, children, and step-children.
- Cannot have a felony criminal conviction, be under felony indictment, or have received deferred adjudication on a felony
Please be aware that when considering applying to the commission, and if selected, every commissioner must be fair, objective, and neutral. Commissioners must not favor a complainant or accused police officer and must make decisions based only on the facts and evidence.