A Comparison of the establishment of the organizational structure of a citizen review board at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the city and county of Denver public safety review commission
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
First Committee Member
Dr. Karen Layne, Committee Chairperson
Number of Pages
The study focuses on the issue of establishing a citizen review board at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) for the purpose of reviewing allegations of misconduct. With the recent increase of police officer misconduct the LVMPD has come under a great deal of scrutiny by residents of the community. The credibility of the department has been jeopardized as a result of the current complaint investigations process which is conducted by the Internal Affairs Bureau. Community activist have demanded that a citizen review board be established to investigate complaints of police misconduct. The purpose of setting up a citizen review board is to allow for the use of an external independent form of oversight that is to be perceived by the public as an approach to restore credibility to the review process.
The method of this study includes reviewing the most current literature on the topic, and analyzing the data and facts that have been gathered on the establishment of Citizens' Review Boards in other cities. The ordinance used to establish the City and County of Denver Public Safety Review Commission was reviewed as well as the ordinance used to establish the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board in an effort to compare and formulate conclusions based on their organizational structure.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; Police corruption; Responsibility; Civilian review boards (Police administration); Nevada; City and County of Denver Public Safety Review Commission; Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Citizen Review Board; Denver (Colo.); Colorado
Criminology and Criminal Justice | Public Administration | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Glover, Glenn, "A Comparison of the establishment of the organizational structure of a citizen review board at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the city and county of Denver public safety review commission" (1999). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 240.