Community Police Review Board

About the Board

The Modesto City Council accepted the creation of the Community Police Review Board (CPRB) and the Scope of Work for a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Independent Police Auditor (IPA) On Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

The creation of the CPRB and IPA were the final recommendations of the Forward Together Working Group which began during the summer of 2021. The Forward Together Initiative was introduced as a response for police reform growing across the country and at our local level.

  1. Meetings
  2. Meeting Calendar

Regular Meetings

The CPRB will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 PM at 1010 10th Street Place, 2nd Floor, Del Puerto Room 2001, Modesto, CA 95354. View and subscribe to the meeting calendar to view upcoming meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

  1. Members
  2. Membership Requirements


RoleTerm Expiration
Latricia Beasley-DayMemberJune 30, 2027
Kenneth BryantMemberJune 30, 2027
Wendy ByrdMember June 30, 2028
Trish ChristensenMemberJune 30, 2028
Frank DamrellMemberJune 30, 2027
Austin GrantMemberJune 30, 2027
Brad HawnMemberJune 30, 2028
Nancy SmithMemberJune 30, 2028
Nico SolorioMemberJune 30, 2027

Member Bios and Emails

  1. Austin Grant

Austin Grant was born in Richmond, California and adopted by Lamar and Julia Grant when he was one year old when his parents moved him and his sister to Modesto, California. Austin is a supporter of local organizations such as the Men’s Group, Women’s Auxiliary, Y.E.P, Project Uplift, and others. Austin Grant is the recipient of awards including: The Leadership Modesto Class of 2018 and Community and Police Relations Class by Legacy Alliance. He received recognition from the NAACP for obtaining a master’s degree in legal studies. Austin interned with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and the City of Modesto’s Mayor Ted Brandvold before earning his bachelor’s degree in political science at Fisk University in Nashville, TN.

Austin also holds a Master’s degree in legal studies. Growing up in Modesto, Austin recalls facing prejudice as a child and he also remembers teachers and advisors such as Joanne Means, Graham Tuck, Jesson Wajdowicz, and Ron Weltmer who protected him against discrimination, and for their sacrifice he is forever grateful.

Austin proudly served as President of the Black Student Union at Enoch’s High School, was a member of the varsity basketball team, a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce archives program and Relief Inc., an after-school tutor, and a winner for the Enoch’s Eagle Character Award for compassion and integrity. Also, as a Black Student Union President, he and his peers headed up the Pencils for Liberia Campaign which collected over 4,000 pencils for needy children in Liberia.

As a newly appointed board member for the Community Police Review Board, Austin, wants to bring change to the area, provide comprehensive police reform which entails an emphasis on mental health services, police accountability, alternative response models, and giving the citizens of Modesto a voice when it comes to the police force. Furthermore, Austin wants to make sure that officers are receiving the proper care and services for their mental and physical wellbeing.

Email Austin Grant

  1. Brad Hawn
  1. Frank Damrell
  1. Kenneth Bryant
  1. Letricia Beasley-Day
  1. Nancy Smith
  1. Nico Solorio
  1. Trish Christensen
  1. Wendy Byrd