Introducing the CPRB

The Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent agency set up to investigate citizen complaints about improper police conduct.

History of the CPRB

Set against a backdrop of tremendous social, economic, and cultural commotion, Pittsburgh adopted a Home Rule form of government in 1976. Economic downturn in the 1980s left the city swirling with the ashes of social turbulence in the mid-nineties and indicators of seriously strained relations between citizens and their police.

Board & Staff

Ms. Elizabeth C. Pittinger, Executive Director


The CPRB’s blog about its work and related developments.


Upcoming meetings and events of note, and U.S. public holidays.

Reference Documents

Citizen Police Review Board Rules and Operating Procedures; The Consent Decree; Map of Police Zones.

Filing a Complaint

Know Your Rights; Frequently-Asked Questions; The Complaint Process; File a Complaint Now.

Contact the CPRB

Citizen Police Review Board, 816 5th Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Phone: (412) 765-8023. Fax: (412) 765-8059.

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