UCR Police Accountability Board
UCR Police Accountability Board (PAB)
The UC Riverside Police Accountability Board is a civilian advisory body that provides oversight review and advisory recommendations. The Police Accountability Board (PAB) has been established to improve the accountability of UC Riverside Police, increase understanding of campus community members and their relationships with law enforcement, and strengthen relationships and communication between UC Riverside Police, and the campus community. The PAB will review independent investigations into civilian complaints of alleged police misconduct and submit advisory recommendations to Jeff Talbott the Director of Campus Safety/Chief of Police and Dr. Denise Woods Vice Chancellor of Health, Well-Being, and Safety
The accountability board will solicit public input and conduct community outreach, increase understanding of campus community members and their relationships with law enforcement, make recommendations for UCR Police Department-wide trainings and improved processes, and improve communication between UCR PD and the campus community. It will continue to propose concrete, clear recommendations for individual and collective changes based on best practices, review UCR PD policies and procedures, work toward increased transparency, and continue to develop and implement assessment metrics to ensure improvements.
The Committee is chaired by Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Dr. Mariam Lam.
Systemwide Police Accountability Boards' Tentative Policy
Every effort shall be made to complete the investigation within one year from the date of discovery by an individual authorized to initiate an investigation. In the event that an investigation cannot be completed within one year of discovery, the assigned investigator or supervisor shall ensure that an extension or delay is warranted within the exceptions set forth in Government Code § 3304(d) or Government Code § 3508.1. If the nature of the allegations dictates that confidentiality is necessary to maintain the integrity of the investigation, the involved employee(s) need not be notified of the pending investigation unless and until the employee is interviewed or formally charged within one year of discovery.
Resources & Trainings
Throughout their service on the board, PAB representatives and staff will receive ongoing training and professional development regarding the civilian oversight field, police procedures, relevant legal issues, impartiality, the confidential nature of police misconduct investigations and discipline and current campus and community safety reform efforts. Continuing education, training and professional development opportunities for the PAB are organized by Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and UCOP.
The PAB invites speakers to present during board meetings on local programs and initiatives relevant to civilian oversight and campus-community safety at UC Riverside. The PAB also holds an institutional membership with the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), and NACOLE trainings are made available to PAB representatives and staff as part of their continuing education and professional development.
Below are some selected resources and training materials from previous PAB trainings:
California Penal Code sections on hate crimes:
Freedom of Expression
Police Officer Standards and Training (POST)
National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE)
The PAB is an institutional member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). PAB representatives and staff are invited to participate in NACOLE trainings, including webinars and an annual conference, and afterwards brief the board.
UCR Police Accountability Board Members
Michael Cabral (Ex Oficio), Riverside District Attorney's office
Alton Carswell, Health and Wellness Case Manager
Vincent Terrell, Law enforcement and community member
Elizabeth Romero (Ex Oficio), Assistant Vice Chancellor, Government and Community Relations
Jalani Bakari, Community member
Kiersten Boyce (Ex Oficio), Compliance Officer
Marko Princevac, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ivett Gabriella, GSA President
Amina Hearns, ASUCR Representative
Shalaurey Jones-Consalvo, Senior Policy Analyst
Kalina Michalska, Senate Rep; Assistant Professor of Psychology
Jianzhong Wu, Senate Rep; Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Mariam Lam (Chair), Vice Chancellor & Diversity Officer