201 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION (IAD) acts as the investigative arm of the Chief of Police (COP) with respect to employee misconduct. (IAD) reports to the Commanding Officer of Professional Standards Bureau, (PSB). All complaints are reviewed by PSB to determine the appropriate investigative entity.
Internal Affairs Division is responsible for investigating complaints of misconduct of LAPD employees that are either administrative in nature, or have potential criminal elements associated with the complaints. Investigators assigned to IAD interview complainants, witnesses and accused employees, collect and preserve evidence, and ensure other investigative approaches are conducted or considered such as photographs, drawings, and record research.
The completed complaint investigation is submitted to the Commanding Officers for review. For criminal investigations, the completed investigation is also presented to the Justice System Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Internal Affairs Division is comprised of six investigative sections, each led by an Officer-in-Charge (Lieutenant II) and an Assistant Officer-in-Charge (Detective III), with several investigators (Sergeants II and Detectives II).