Civilian Police Review Board

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.

Regular Meetings

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