Arlington County Community Oversight Board

NOTE: formerly referenced as Civilian Review Board

On July 21, 2021, the Arlington County Board established the Community Oversight Board (COB) and Independent Policing Auditor position. In an effort to improve transparency, accountability, and community trust in the Arlington County Police Department, the COB will have the ability to independently receive, investigate, and make recommendations in response to complaints from the community. The ordinance also calls for an accompanying Independent Policing Auditor to support the work of the Community Oversight Board.

The Oversight Board consists of seven voting members and two non-voting members with prior experience in law enforcement. All COB members are residents of Arlington, are appointed by the County Board, and reflect the demographic diversity of the County. The COB members were appointed on March 22nd, 2022, and are currently planning to begin work at the end of 2022.

Meetings: The Oversight Board has public meetings every first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ET. See "Meetings and Meeting Materials" section below for agendas, minutes and location/teams link for each scheduled meeting.

December meeting dates: December 5, 2022 and December 19, 2022

Membership:
Name  Term Expiration
 Garry Dean  March 31, 2026
 Lisa Ortiz  March 31, 2026
 David Smith  March 31, 2026
 Martin Ennis-Osorio  September 30, 2023
 Anika Montgomery  September 30, 2023
 Julie Evans  September 30, 2023
 James Miller  March 31, 2026
 Charles McCullough      September 30, 2023 
   

 

Meetings and Meeting Materials:

The COB will hold its regular meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. The COB will also hold training meetings that will recur on the third Tuesday of each month.

Submit Public Comments for an Upcoming COB Meeting

2022 Meetings

December 5, 2022 (In-Person Meeting)

Link to participate virtually:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 279 994 516 72
Passcode: PAUcsG

Or call in (audio only)

+1 347-973-6905

November 7, 2022 (In-Person Meeting)
October 4, 2022 (Virtual Meeting)
September 20, 2022 (In-Person Meeting)
September 6, 2022 (In-Person Meeting)

 

August 16, 2022 (In-Person Meeting)
 August 2, 2022
July 27th, 2022
July 19th, 2022
 
July 7th, 2022
July 5th, 2022
June 21st, 2022
June 14th, 2022
May 10th, 2022
April 11th, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background Materials:
Police Practices Group 

In 2019, the County Manager launched a 15 member Police Practices Group (PPG) in July 2020. The PPG divided into four subcommittees to address key issues of importance, one of which was a subcommittee charged with evaluating what type of civilian oversight of its police department Arlington County should implement. The Civilian Review Board (CRB) subcommittee focused on reviewing the different models of civilian oversight available as well as what authority and responsibilities the recommended civilian oversight body should possess. 

PPG Products related to Civilian Review Board 
  • Literature Review (PPG Subcommittee on Civilian Review Board-Fall 2020)
Publications
Virginia State Legislation
  • SB 5035, 1st Spec. Sess. (Va. 2020).
  • SB 5055, 1st. Spec. Sess. (Va. 2020).
Materials Related to CRB in Other Jurisdictions
Presentation Materials Provided to PPG Subcommittee on CRB