City of Miami - Office of Civilian Investigative Panel

About us

The Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), created by City of Miami Ordinance No. 12188, provides for independent and impartial citizens’ oversight of the Miami Police Department.

The powers and duties of the panel are::

  • To conduct investigations, inquiries and evidentiary hearings into allegations of police misconduct.
  • To make factual determinations, facilitate resolutions and propose recommendations to the City Manager and Chief of Police.
  • To review and make recommendations regarding the Miami Police Department’s existing policies and procedures, including training, recruitment and discipline and provide input to the Chief of Police prior to implementation of new or revised policies and procedures.
  • To request issuance of subpoenas for the purpose of obtaining evidence from witnesses, production of documents etc., after consultation with the State Attorney and CIP Independent Counsel.
  • To issue reports to the Mayor, City Commission, City Attorney, City Manager, Chief of Police and the public.
  • The CIP conducts public meetings on every third Tuesday of each month in addition to special and emergency meetings and public hearings. (Please contact the CIP to confirm meeting dates and times.)

Vision Statement

To be a model civilian oversight agency, focused on enhancing the culture of policing in the community through professionalism and police-community partnerships built on openness, equity, trust and accountability.

Mission Statement

The Civilian Investigative Panel serves the public and police by providing fair and impartial assessments regarding concerns about sworn police officers. The CIP provides a truthful balanced judgment of issues and complaints and provides a safe, open environment to express grievances, concerns and solutions. The facts are assessed by community members in order to reflect the values of the community, improve understanding and public safety.