The Chicago Police Board is an independent civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. The Board is made up of nine private citizens appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council.

The Chicago Police Board’s primary powers and responsibilities include:

  • Deciding disciplinary cases involving allegations of police misconduct.
  • Holding monthly public meetings that provide an opportunity for all members of the public to present questions and comments to the Board, the Superintendent of Police, and the Chief Administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority.
  • Nominating candidates for the position of Superintendent of Police to the Mayor.
  • Adopting the Rules and Regulations for the governance of the Chicago Police Department.

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