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Civilian Review Board

First created in 2020, the Civilian Review Board reviews complaints against sworn and civilian members of the Boston Police Department.

The Civilian Review Board (CRB) is an independent board of Boston residents charged with reviewing and investigating certain complaints against the Boston Police Department (BPD) and its employees.

Housed within the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, the CRB has the power and duty to:

  • review and make determinations regarding complaints made against the BPD
  • review instances where a BIPOC officer is disciplined or terminated, and
  • review, investigate, and make recommendations with regard to allegations of disparate treatment by BPD in recruiting, hiring, promotion, discipline, and termination of members of the BPD.

Upcoming Meetings

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Who we are


We are an independent board of nine (9) members. All of our members are residents of the City of Boston and appointed by the Mayor. The Board includes:

  • three (3) members selected from three (3) nominees per seat submitted by the Boston City Council
  • six (6) members selected from a pool of applicants recommended by civil rights advocacy groups, youth organizations, neighborhood associations, and those with past experience and knowledge of law enforcement, and
  • at least one (1) member of the Board shall be a youth delegate, aged 18-21, to represent the voices and lived experiences of young people.

Members of the Board serve a term of three years. CRB members may not serve more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

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Civilian Review Board Members

Member Appointed Expires Status
E. Peter Alvarez 1/4/2023 1/6/2025 Active
Joshua Dankoff 1/27/2022 1/1/2024 Active
B. Chris Sumner 1/27/2022 1/2/2023 Holdover
Wayne Daley 1/27/2022 1/6/2025 Active
Tara Register 1/27/2022 1/1/2024 Active
Natalie Cartithers Utley 1/27/2022 1/2/2023 Holdover
Anne Hernandez 1/27/2022 1/6/2025 Active
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