Critical Incident Review Board

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The purpose of the Critical Incident Review Board is to review officer involved shooting, use of force incidents resulting in serious injury or death, and in custody death incidents, to determine and recommend to the Police Chief whether the actions of a police officer were appropriate or if they violated any Police Department policies or orders.​

​Board Composition 

​1 Chairperson (member of the Police Executive Staff), 1 Police Commander, 1 Employee Peer member, 3 Community Members

​Community Member Criteria

​Must be a Phoenix r​esident (or an executive/owner of a Phoenix-based company or nonprofit)

Must be at least 21 years of age

Must complete a criminal background check

​Community Member Disqualifiers

​Includes but is not limited to: 

• Current City of Phoenix employees and their immediate relatives, including but not limited to an employee’s spouse, child, child's child, parent, grandparent, brother or sister of the whole or half blood and their spouses and the parent, brother, sister or child of a spouse

• Current elected officials

• Retired Phoenix Police Department employees

• City of Phoenix contractors

• Civilian and sworn employees of public safety agencies, including other police departments and correctional facilities

• Felony conviction(s)

• Active probation for a criminal offense


​Three (3) Years

Can apply for reappointment at end of term

Applications for participation are subject to review and approval by the Phoenix Police Department


​Mandatory attendance at an orientation session

​Time Commitment

​Board reviews take place monthly during weekday business hours and the Department draws participants for individual incidents from a pool of CIRB​ panelists.   Review and participation time commitment varies.​ Panelists should anticipate committing a minimum of 90 minutes per incident. 

​Recruitment Process


​Closed. Current term January 2019 – January 2022. Application process is anticipated to open Fall 2021.​Check back for updates or email the Department Contact listed below to be placed on an interest list.​

Operations O​rders


Department Contact​