Supervisor Boddye Champions a Civilian Review Board in Prince William County
Occoquan District Supervisor Kenny Boddye says that the time is right for creating a Civilian Review Board (CRB) in Prince William County.
“I have long supported civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies. Now, for the first time, the General Assembly has granted localities clear authority to establish these bodies,” said Boddye, referencing the recent passage of SB 5035.
“A Civilian Review Board will both increase accountability and foster additional trust between the Prince William County Police Department and the community it serves,” said Boddye. “I have spent the last few weeks in productive conversations with community leaders, our law enforcement and fellow Supervisors. Their insight and recommendations will be incorporated into my directive for County staff to begin the process of creating a CRB in Prince William.”
Boddye has long advocated for civilian oversight and other efforts to promote a more fair and unbiased justice system. The freshman supervisor previously chaired the Prince William NAACP’s Criminal Justice Committee, and continues to be a member of the Virginia State Conference NAACP Criminal Justice Committee. Boddye could introduce the Civilian Review Board directive as early as December 15.