Police Accountability Board

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During this time the Police Accountability Board will not be holding meetings, the members are engaged in independent research. The Board is continuing its search for an Executive Director, view more details below.

The Rochester City Council established a civilian-controlled process to fairly investigate and make determinations respecting complaints of misconduct involving sworn Officers of the Rochester Police Department. The Police Accountability Board is the mechanism to investigate such complaints and to review Rochester Police Department patterns, practices, policies and procedures. The Police Accountability Board provides a non-exclusive alternative to civil litigation.

This volunteer board is comprised of 9 city residents; four appointments are from the City Council (one from each of the City Council Districts); four appointments are from recommendations of the Police Accountability Board Alliance, and one appointment is from the Mayor.  

Board Members 

  • Dr. Robert Harrison III, Council East
  • Ida Perez, Council Northeast
  • Rabbi Drorah Setel, Council Northwest
  • Rev. Matthew Nickoloff, Council South
  • Vacant, PABA Seat 1
  • Miquel Powell, PABA Seat 2
  • Shani Wilson, PABA Seat 3 (Board Chair)
  • Dr. Celia McIntosh, PABA Seat 4 (Board Vice Chair) 
  • Rev. Dr. Rickey B. Harvey, Mayoral appointment 

The term of this Board concludes on June 30, 2020 and then members will be appointed to staggered terms.

  • View the biographies of the PAB members here>>.   
  • View legislation establishing the PAB as certified Local Law here>>
  • A one page document detailing the responsibilities and requirements for members of the PAB can be found here>>.
  • View PAB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) here>>.

Executive Director Search

The Police Accountability Board (PAB) is actively seeking candidates for its Executive Director position.

“The nine member Police Accountability Board will be responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, and selecting our Executive Director,” said Board Chair Shani Wilson, “we are excited to have arrived at this step, and we are eager to begin our work.  I am confident that we will find a number of qualified candidates that will be able to serve this Board and our community.”

This position requires the Rochester City Council to hold a Confirmation Hearing to approve the candidate selected by the PAB. Inquiries regarding this position should go to the City of Rochester Department of Human Resource Management.

The position has been posted and the Board accepting applications through July 2, 2020. The job qualifications can also be found here>>.
PAB Meetings

Date Agenda Minutes 
January 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
February 27, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
March 5, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
March 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes 
June 8, 2020      Agenda  Minutes
June 25, 2020      Agenda Minutes
July 16, 2020      Agenda  Minutes
July 30, 2020 Agenda Minutes