After serving as the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) Chief Prosecutor, Jonathan Darche was appointed Executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Darche has been serving as Acting Executive Director since November 2016. He joined in 2013 as the CCRB’s first Deputy Chief Prosecutor helping establish the Agency’s Administrative Prosecution Unit (APU)—the only division of its kind among the nation’s civilian police oversight entities. The APU prosecutes the most serious cases of police misconduct against members of the NYPD.
Mr. Darche also previously served as Acting Chief of Investigations, guiding the Agency’s hundred civilian investigators. During that time, the Investigative Division eliminated a large backlog of cases and reduced the average time to investigate a complaint by more than 200%.
Prior to joining the CCRB, Mr. Darche worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney's Office. Darche began his career in public service working as a staffer for New York's Senior Senator Chuck Schumer.
Mr. Darche is a graduate of Empire State College and received his law degree from the City University of New York School of Law. He is civically engaged and active in several organizations including the Queens County Brandeis Association, Astoria Center for Israel, and the United Community Civic Association. Mr. Darche lives in Astoria with his wife, Samantha, and their two-year-old son.