The ACRB welcomes Robin M. Lolar to join our staff as Investigator.
Robin M. Lolar is a native of Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining ACRB, Ms. Lolar held the position of Investigator with the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department Office of Police Conduct Review (OPCR), formerly the Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority (CRA).
Ms. Lolar received an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement from the University of Toledo, and was a member of the Toledo Police Department working various assignments within the police department.
Ms. Lolar’s purpose in becoming a police officer was to make a difference in bridging the gap between the police and the citizens she served. During her tenure as a police officer, Ms. Lolar was president of the Toledo Police African-American Patrolman's League, and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Chief of Police, working closely with the Chief of Police and community leaders addressing citizen’s concerns. In 1990, Ms. Lolar resigned at the rank of Sergeant to move to Minnesota to be with her husband.
She joined the City of Minneapolis, CRA in 1991 as Case Investigator where she was responsible for conducting independent investigations into allegations of alleged police misconduct. Ms. Lolar saw this as another opportunity to continue to be a part of developing good police and the community relations. During her tenure as Investigator with the CRA, Ms. Lolar was certified in the advanced techniques of interviewing and interrogation, and internal affairs investigation. She is a founder and a lifetime member of the National Association of Civilian Oversight in Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and served on the Board of Directors from 2004-2008. Ms. Lolar also held a membership with AFSCME Council 5 Local 9 Union from 2000-2014, where she served as an Executive Board Member and Steward.
Ms. Lolar has over 20 years of experience in police oversight investigations and is committed to maintaining the integrity of oversight mission