Applications for the Citizens Police Review Board for the Kissimmee Police Department (KPD) are now available. The Citizens Police Review Board will consist of five voting members confirmed by the City Commission.
Those members will review citizen complaints, and departmental investigations conducted thereof involving deadly force, alleged use of excessive force, abuse of power, any instances wherein police action results in death or serious bodily injury, and any complaint referred to the Board by the City Manager or Chief of Police.
The five board members will be appointed for 2-year terms. Initially, three members will be appointed for a 2-year term, and two members will be appointed for a 1-year term. They will meet on the first Wednesday every other month at 9:00 a.m. at Kissimmee City Hall where they will discuss the material and submit written reports containing recommendations to Chief Jeffrey O’Dell. These members must either reside, work, or own property in the City of Kissimmee. Board members will receive training regarding KPD Internal Affairs and use of force policies and procedures prior to reviewing investigations or policies.
Residents can submit their application on our website at Kissimmee.gov. Under the “Our City” tab on the main page, they’ll click “Advisory Boards” under the “City of Kissimmee Facts” section. We plan to begin these meetings in October.