The NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is an independent city agency, with subpoena power. It is not part of the police department.
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) mission is to enhance the quality of life in our City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.
The New York City Human Rights (CCHR) Law is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation.
The Commission to Combat Police Corruption (CCPC) was created in 1995 as a permanent board to monitor and evaluate the anti-corruption programs, activities, commitment, and efforts of the New York City Police Department.
The Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB) is the ethics board for the City of New York and was created by the 1988 Charter revision as the successor to the former Board of Ethics, which had been in operation since 1959.
The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals and agencies working to establish or improve oversight of police officers in the United States.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to the concept that trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve is critical to public safety.
The Judiciary Act of 1789 created the Office of the Attorney General which evolved over the years into the head of the Department of Justice and chief law enforcement officer of the Federal Government.