Complaints About Police Officers
- Contact the law enforcement agency involved.
- Submit your complaint in writing to the chief of police or the head of the law enforcement agency involved.
- Send a copy of your complaint to the Internal Affairs Division of the law enforcement agency. Be sure to keep a copy for yourself.
- 1 How do I make a complaint about a police officer?
- 2 What qualifies as police misconduct?
- 3 Who investigates police misconduct?
- 4 How do I take legal action against police?
- 5 What can you do if police harass you?
- 6 What are the consequences of police misconduct and unethical behavior?
- 7 What happens when you make a complaint to the police?
- 8 What can you do if police don’t take action?
- 9 Can you make an anonymous complaint to the police?
- 10 How do I complain about a threatening police?
- 11 Can you sue a police officer for lying on a police report?
How do I make a complaint about a police officer?
How do I make a complaint about the Metropolitan Police Service?
- Using the online complaints form.
- Writing to the MPS: Complaints Support Team. 22nd Floor. Empress State Building. Lillie Road. London. SW6 1TR.
- calling 101.
- or visiting your local police station.
What qualifies as police misconduct?
Serious misconduct As a general guide, this could include indications that NSW Police Force or NSW Crime Commission officers or employees have been, or are, involved in: perverting the course of justice (for example by planting evidence at a crime scene or interfering with a brief of evidence) serious assaults.
Who investigates police misconduct?
The LECC independently investigates cases of serious misconduct and serious maladministration involving officers and former officers or employees of: The NSW Police Force. The NSW Crime Commission.
How do I take legal action against police?
Any victim of police abuse: Can register a First Information Report(FIR) against the errant officer at any police station; If his complaint is not accepted (which is most often ) he can send complaint to the District Superintendent of police who will then look into the matter and order the registration of the FIR.
What can you do if police harass you?
If a police officer is harassing you and tries to search you, do not consent to the search. Say calmly and loudly enough for passersby to hear, “I do not consent to this search.” * File a complaint. For most illegal street harassment, we recommend that you report it by calling the police.
What are the consequences of police misconduct and unethical behavior?
Incidents of unethical or criminal misconduct can affect the officer’s ability to testify in both criminal and civil trials. In addition, such incidents may result in direct civil liability for the agency, and may affect the agency’s ability to defend itself in other, unrelated civil trials.
What happens when you make a complaint to the police?
The person dealing with your complaint will let you know what has happened. If the police decide to investigate your complaint, they will tell you what the investigation will look at. When the investigation is complete, you will be told about what has been found out. You will also be told what will happen next.
What can you do if police don’t take action?
If a police officer does not accept/act on your complaint, then you can approach the Superintendent of Police or a superior officer. If the Superintendent feels that there is merit in your case, then he/she can appoint a police personnel to start an investigation.
Can you make an anonymous complaint to the police?
You can contact the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. If you want to report suspected drug dealing anonymously, you can do this through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1111 or via their website. After you have reported the matter to the police, contact us and we will record the details and carry out an investigation.
How do I complain about a threatening police?
I beg to inform you that I have been receiving threatening calls from ____________ (mention contact number). I’ve been receiving these calls since __/__/_____ (mention date). Off-late I have been receiving the calls from the said number even late at night, at __:__ (mention time). I am becoming very concerned now.
Can you sue a police officer for lying on a police report?
On occasion, police officers will fabricate, lie, or otherwise create false evidence to justify an arrest. You may be able to sue for compensation if this has happened to you.