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Commend an Employee or Report Employee Misconduct

Complaint of Employee Misconduct

Commend an Employee or Report Employee Misconduct

Quality Service Is Your Right

The motto of the Los Angeles Police Department is: "To Protect and to Serve." This Department is dedicated to providing the finest police service possible. In order to continue to provide quality service to the community, we need your assistance. This is your Police Department and we welcome your comments. We encourage you to let us know about the quality of service you receive from our employees.

If you wish to commend the actions of employees of this Department, you may do so by writing a letter to the captain of the station in your Area, or to the Chief of Police. Verbal commendations may also be given to any Department supervisor.

 

FILE A COMPLAINT IN PERSON

If you believe that the conduct of an employee was inappropriate, you may request to speak to a supervisor at any police station, Internal Affairs Group, or the Police Commission. This will result in the immediate investigation of your complaint. Internal Affairs Group and The Police Commission is located at the Police Administration Building, 100 West 1st Street. Professional Standards Bureau, is located at 201 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA. 90012.

 

FILE A COMPLAINT ELECTRONICALLY

If you would like to report misconduct electronically, please click HERE  and you can file your complaint via email.

 

FILE A COMPLAINT TELEPHONICALLY

If the above options are not preferable, you may call our 24-hour, toll-free number at 1‑800‑339‑6868 to file a complaint with a simple telephone call.  You may also call any LAPD Police Station’s main desk line and ask to speak with a supervisor who will ensure that your complaint is taken.

 

FILE A COMPLAINT BY MAIL

If you do not wish to make the complaint in person or electronically, you may obtain a "Complaint of Employee Misconduct" form from any Los Angeles Police station, the Police Commission, or any City Council field office or from the link below. You will be provided with a pamphlet which will assist you in filing your complaint.  You can click the link below to obtain the form and print it out at your convenience, which you can complete and provide to us to initiate the investigation.

Personnel Commendation Form | Also available in Acrobat
Personnel Complaint Form | Also available in Acrobat

 

INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE TO ASSIST WITH THE INVESTIGATION

Whichever way you choose to file your complaint, please include the following:

·         Your full name (You may remain anonymous if you’d prefer);

·         Your telephone numbers (home, work, cell);

·         Your home address;

·         Your email address;

·         Date, time and location of the alleged misconduct;

·         The names of any involved employees, if known (Witnessing officers and Accused officers).

·         Provide names and contact information of other possible witnesses of the misconduct;

·         Include a written narrative of what happened.  Please be as specific as possible.

·         Please provide any evidence you may have such as video or audio recordings, photographs or other written documentation.