BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS INFORMATION FORM

Name of Board/Commission Citizens' Police Review Board Date 11/26/13
Authority for Creation An ordinance was adopted by the City Council on February 15, 1993, which amended the City Code by adding a new Article XVII - Winston-Salem Citizens' Police Review Board.
Purpose/Function The Citizens’ Police Review Board serves as an advisory board to the City Manager and Public Safety Committee.  The Board reviews citizens’ request for appeals of the Police Chief’s decision regarding complaints against Police Department employees, determines necessity of a hearing, and, when necessary, conducts appeals hearings which include receiving and evaluating testimony, and issuing findings of facts to the City Manager for action and the Public Safety Committee for its information. The board receives and reviews a summary of internal and externally made complaints against the police officer and may also perform such other duties as may be assigned to its form time to time by the Public Safety Committee or the City Council.
Method of Appointment The members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor.
Number of Members Eleven
Terms of Office Three years
Meeting Date and Time Quarterly (third Thursday of month) at 6:00 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Alan Andrews
Title
Assistant City Attorney
Telephone Number
(336) 747-7401
Current Membership - Citizens' Police Review Board
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments
Tiwana Banks BF 2 04/14
Jeffery Alan Cross WM 1 04/16
Linda Ann Devine, Vice Chairman WF 2 04/13
Dr. Jonathan Epstein WM 1 04/14
Casey Ryan Leftwich WM 1 04/14
Eddie L. McCarter BM 1 04/14
Vanessa McDowell BF 2 05/16
Franklin L. Stowe, II BM 1 04/16
David M. Tinch WM 2 04/13
Robert H. Vorsteg WM 1 04/14
Georgiana Yonuschot BF 2 05/16

 

Special Notes:      

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than one year & seven months of the term has expired).

0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than one year & six months of the term has expired). 

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