The Citizen-Police Mediation Program
of the Independent Police Review Division
General Information on mediation
What exactly is mediation?
A mediation session is:
A mediation session is not:
More and more law enforcement agencies worldwide are adopting mediation as a way to resolve citizen-police conflict, because:
The Independent Police Review Division was conceived as a multi-faceted oversight agency that has a variety of tools to improve police services. Started in 2002, the IPR Mediation Program was designed to provide an alternative way to resolve citizen complaints.
Mediation provides the opportunity for citizens and officers to meet face to face, and with the guidance of professional mediators, to discuss and resolve their concersn directly with each other (rather than turning the matter over to third parties, as happens with investigations).
In offering mediation, the IPR has contracted with professional mediators who were selected through a competitive bid process.
The general information on mediation link explains how the program works.
For further information, please call IPR at (503) 823-0146.