The City of Eugene’s Civilian Oversight System is a hybrid model consisting of the Independent Police Auditor and the Civilian Review Board. The IPA oversees and monitors all investigations, participates in interviews and has access to all evidence related to the incident. Their independence, funding, and access are protected in City Code and staff report to City Council,
The Civilian Review Board is a board of 7 volunteers appointed by City Council who meet on a monthly basis to review completed complaint investigations involving sworn officers. The CRB’s role is to evaluate the work of the Independent Police Auditor and provide a community perspective on how complaints are being handled, as well as to instill public trust in the oversight process.