Dayton Human Relations Council

Community-Police Relations

The Human Relations Council works with, and on behalf of, the community, Dayton City Commission, and other city departments to create a culture of inclusion, positive engagement, and increased trust for all. Through our outreach and education initiatives, HRC facilitates and supports community goals and projects that promote the integration of the Greater Dayton community by encouraging business and economic development; providing access to education, government, health, and social services; ensuring equity in the justice system; and promoting an appreciation of arts and culture, while creating safe and inclusive neighborhoods for all who live, work, play, and gather in Dayton.

Community Appeals Board (CAB)

The Community Appeals Board is a seven-member body established by the City Manager as authorized by a City Commission Ordinance. The Dayton Police Department’s Professional Standards Bureau investigates alleged Police misconduct and issues findings and the Board hears any resident appeals of those findings.  Additional duties of the Board include reviewing quarterly reports from the Professional Standards Bureau regarding misconduct cases that are under investigation and working to enhance policies and professional standards within the Police Department.

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Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

In coordination with the Dayton Police Department, the HRC hosts monthly Know Your Rights and Responsibilities sessions throughout the City of Dayton. These workshops include an attorney presenter who will engage residents in a question and answer session to ensure residents know and understand their rights.

The Dayton Police Department also sends representative to interact with residents and build stronger community-police relations.

Get Involved

The more residents that get involved in their community, the better the City of Dayton will be.
The Human Relations Council offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to
make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.

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