requirements to file a complaint are as follows:
complaint must allege a specific act of misconduct.
complaint must be made on this form and signed by
complainant must have first-hand knowledge of the
incident in question.
complaint must be made within thirty (30) days of
the alleged incident.
anonymous complaint will not be investigated unless
the compliant alleges a criminal code violation.
parent or legal guardian must sign the form for a
juvenile complainant under the age of 18 years old.
To knowingly make a false complaint of misconduct
against a law enforcement officer is a crime in Indiana
punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine
complaint is received by a member of the Department, it
will be forwarded to the Chief Deputy who will assign an
Officer to investigate the complaint. The investigating
Officer will contact the complainant to acknowledge
receipt of the complaint and to advise that an
investigation is being initiated.
conclusion of the investigation, the disposition of the
complaint will be classified as one of the following:
The incident occurred but the actions of the employee
were lawful and appropriate.
The investigation failed to disclose sufficient evidence
to clearly prove or disprove the allegation.
The allegation was supported by sufficient evidence.
The allegation was false or not factual.
complainant may contact the Department to inquire about
the final disposition of the complaint.
However, Department policy prohibits disclosing
information regarding any disciplinary action(s) that
may have been taken.