In November 2001 the Portland City Council established the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee (PCRS) as a subcommittee of the Civil Service Commission, which also has an Employment Subcommittee for sworn police and fire personnel. The PCRS has six commissioners and one alternate.
Reviews the process of police investigations of citizen complaints to ensure it is thorough, objective, fair, and timely;
Reports to the city manager on the results of its reviews;
Reports to the city manager any recommendations or proposals for improving the police investigation process, policies or training, and for enhancing public confidence in the complaint investigation process; and
Holds a public hearing to receive public comments on the police citizen complaint process.
Resident of the City; and
Of good moral character.
Present or former employee of the City;
Present or former member of the City Council;
Immediate family of a present or former Portland police officer;
Has been arrested, or had an immediate family member arrested, by the Portland Police;
Has filed a complaint, or an immediate family member has filed a complaint, with the Internal Affairs Department of the Portland Police alleging excessive force, civil rights violations, or conduct that would constitute a criminal offense; or
Has sued, or an immediate family member has sued, the Portland Police, the Portland Police Chief, or any individual officer.