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The Columbus Human Rights Commission accepts applications year-round regardless of Commissioner vacancies. Each appointment is for a term of three (3) years, unless a Commissioner resigns or dies. Appointments to the Commission are made by City Council. The role of Commissioners is to abide by the anti-discrimination ordinance, maintain confidentiality, and professionalism, educate the community about the Human Rights Commission, and participate in public hearings.
Questions? Review our Frequently Asked Questions & Duties & Responsibilities of a Commissioner before applying.
Residents interested in serving as a Commissioner should complete the application via the link below or via PDF.
The City established the Community Police Review Board (“CPRB”) in an effort to foster transparency, gain community trust and respond to the needs of residents as they relate to the Columbus Police Department. The Columbus Human Rights Commission provides technical assistance and the Board of Public Works and Safety is the administrative body that oversees the process.
The purpose and aim of the Board are to:
Provide a systematic means by which to achieve continuous improvement in police community interactions;
Provide an independent process for review and appeal of formal citizen complaints;
Add a citizen perspective to the evaluation of these formal complaints;
Contribute to timely, fair and objective review of formal citizen complaints;
Provide fair and equal treatment to both community members and police officers.