Civilian Review Board

 The charter revision approved by voters in 2013 specifically states the new version of the Civilian Review Board will be the responsible for the actual New Haven Board's creation, administration and membership. They will ensure "investigations of complaints concerning misconduct by police officers involving members of the public be complete, thorough and impartial."

Alders Alder Brian Wingate, D-29 and Alder Jessica Holmes, D-9, serve as the chairmen of the aldermanic Legislative Affairs Committee, the body that along with the Public Safety Committee is tasked with writing the ordinance.

The Civilian Review Board's mission is to act in the interest of the people of the City of New Haven and the Department of Police Services, by reviewing investigations of complaints by members of the public concerning misconduct by officers.