The purpose of the Civilian Police Review Board is to improve communication between the Police Department and the community, to increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and to create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed of actual police practices.
Second Wednesday of every month
Nine members are appointed from recommendations made by community organizations including the NAACP; Schenectady County Human Rights Commission; Schenectady United Neighborhoods; Chamber of Commerce; Schenectady Inner City Ministry; League of Women Voters; Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority; and the City Council.
Deneen Palmateer, President, Chamber of Commerce
Janice Rouse-Brown, Vice-President, NAACP
Sharon Carter, Secretary, Schenectady Inner City Ministry
Miriam Cajuste, Human Rights Commission
Rose Harrell, Mayor’s Appointee
Julia Holcomb, League of Women Voters
Mary Ann Ruscitto, Schenectady United Neighborhoods
Haileab Samuel, Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority
Vacant, Schenectady City Council