Grand Rapids Police Civilian Appeal Board

Department in Charge of This Board

City Attorney's Office

About the Board

Here's a look at the Grand Rapids Police Civilian Appeal Boards:

  • Created to review the findings of the Grand Rapids Police Department Internal Affairs Unit
  • Reviews complaints of use of excessive force
  • Reviews complaints of falsification and lying
  • Reviews complaints of civil rights violations
  • Reviews complaints of hostility
  • Reviews complaints of discourtesy
  • Reviews complaints of other conduct unbecoming of an officer
  • Reviews complaints in the context of racial animosity or prejudice

Apply for Boards and Commissions

  • 9 members
  • The Mayor appoints 3 members
  • The City Commission appoints 6 members
  • Appointments are made on the first Monday in May

Residency Requirement

You must be a Grand Rapids resident to serve on this board.

Term Limits

Your term will last 2 years. There is a term limit, so you can only serve for 6 consecutive years.

Compensation

You will not receive compensation for your service on the board.

VACANCY

Commissioner O'Connor Appointment
Term ends: 5/7/2018

Huemartin Robinson

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

VACANCY

Commissioner Lenear Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

Curtis Orsinger

Commissioner Reppart Appointment
Ward 1 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

VACANCY

Commissioner Kelly Appointment 
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

John Van Tholen

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

John Golaszewski

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

George Storms

Commissioner Allen Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 5/4/2020

VACANCY

Commissioner Jones Appointment
Term ends: 5/4/2020