City policies regarding Civilian Oversight of Police (Gilbert Police Department)

Samuel Sinyangwe filed this request with the Gilbert Police Department of Gilbert, AZ.


From: Samuel Sinyangwe

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

All documents containing policies and procedures that establish the authority/powers of the civilian review board, office of civilian complaints, civilian police commission, civilian inspector general, or other civilian oversight structure of the police department.

If no civilian oversight board exists, copy of any policies or procedures for handling civilian complaints.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Samuel Sinyangwe

From: Elizabeth Ashcroft

Dear Mr. Sinyangwe,

Attached is the most recent General Order 110 Internal Affairs, which contains information on Citizen Inquiries and Complaint Investigations. As we do not utilize a civilian review board, there is no policy on that. We do have a Police-Community Partnership policy - General Order 509 - but it is advisory in nature and is not an oversight committee. I have included a copy of that in case that will be of assistance to you.

Elizabeth Ashcroft
Records Shift Supervisor
Gilbert Police Records
75 East Civic Center Drive | Gilbert, AZ 85296