Internal Affairs FAQ

What is a complaint?

A complaint is an expression of formal discontent or accusation made in a written or verbal form that alleges criminal conduct, misconduct, neglect of duty, corrupt activity, violation of rules or regulations of the police department, or other violation of university or state rules or regulations.

Can I talk to a supervisor about my complaint?

Yes. You may speak to a supervisor about your complaint or the complaint process. After speaking to a supervisor you are still entitled to submit a formal written or online complaint.

How is my complaint investigated?

A police department administrator reviews all complaints. The complaints are then assigned to an appropriate supervisor for investigation and follow-up. Upon completion and review of a thorough investigation, a final disposition is determined.

How do I file a complaint?

Complaints may be filed by calling the department, filling out an online complaint form, downloading a complaint form and mailing it to the department, or by visiting the department in person.