Community Relations' police complaint review program assists citizens who would like to make an allegation of officer misconduct by providing them an alternative for registering their complaints. The police department and Community Relations encourage any citizen who believes he or she has a valid grievance to file a report. You can report alleged police misconduct either directly with CMPD's Internal Affairs Division, or through the CRC.
How the process works (text-only version)
Click here to view full-size image
* If the complaint is sustained against an officer, the Chief of Police or his/her designee takes the proper corrective measures, which range from verbal or written reprimands to a recommendation for dismissal. If the officer disagrees with the discipline given to him or her, the officer can appeal CMPD's decision to the Civil Service Board. Only the Civil Service Board, which is the appeal arm for sworn officers, can dismiss an officer who has completed his/her probationary period. Officers are notified of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing and, if warranted, any resulting disciplinary action.
Share your ideas and suggestions about the Police Complaint Review Program by taking this brief survey.
File a complaint against a CMPD police officer
Submit an appeal to the Citizens Review Board