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Community Oversight Board


Metropolitan Charter Section 11.1301
Term – 3 years (except the initial Board, which shall serve a one (1) year term each)
11 Members


The Board shall have the power to investigate allegations that MNPD officers have committed misconduct against members of the public, as well as issue policy advisory and resolution reports assessing allegations of misconduct by MNPD, recommendations to agencies involved in public safety and the administration of justice, and have the option of establishing a monitoring program that provides an ongoing review or audit of the complaint process administered by the MNPD Office of Professional Accountability (“OPA”) or equivalent internal affairs program in MNPD. The Board may refer a matter to the MNPD OPA and recommend that discipline be given within the parameters of civil service rules and regulations, and MNPD shall respond to disciplinary recommendations in writing. The Board has the option to forward resolution reports that produce factual findings of criminal misconduct and civil rights violations to the District Attorney, Grand Jury, or U.S. Attorney. The Board shall have all powers, including the power to compel, identified in Section 18.10 of the Metropolitan Charter.

Meeting Details

Board to be established by January 31, 2019

Related Documents

Notice of Vacancies and Instructions for Nominations
(En Espanol) La Junta de Supervision Comunitaria
Nomination Form
Nominating Petition
Economically Distressed Community Infographics
Text of Amendment 1
Questionnaire - It is anticipated that the Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee will approve the final version of the questionnaire on December 18, 2018. We will add the form to this webpage, as well as emailing the form to all nominees on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Important Dates

November 21, 2018: Nominations open – must be filed in person:

Metropolitan Clerk’s Office
1 Public Square, Suite 205
Historic Metropolitan Courthouse
Nashville, Tennessee 37201

December 18, 2018: Nominating Forms for all nominees, and Petitions with signatures where applicable, must be filed by 4:30 p.m.

January 4, 2019: Nominees’ questionnaires must be returned to the Metro Clerk’s office or via email to by 4:30 p.m.

January 15, 2019: Anticipated date for interview of nominees and election by Metropolitan Council. Date is subject to change depending upon number of nominations received.


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