The Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley established the Police Review Board in June 1990. The function of the Board is to administer citizen complaints against the sworn members of the University of California Police Department and to monitor and review departmental policies and procedures.
The Berkeley Campus Police Review Board exists to review appeals taken from civilian complaint investigations undertaken by the University of California Police Department. In appropriate cases, it has the power to order the department to reopen its investigation or to conduct its own independent investigation and hearings in the matter. The Board also performs an audit role, examining the overall performance of the department's complaint process and the quality of police-community interactions and making policy recommendations concerning those issues as appropriate. In both its review and audit capacities, the Board reports to the Vice Chancellor-Administration. The membership of the Board consists of UC faculty, students, and staff, as well as a retired police officer and a member of the off-campus community.