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Employee Complaint

Employee Complaints

The purpose of reviewing complaints is to ensure the continued confidence of the community by upholding the integrity of the police department. The complaint procedure provides citizens with a way to make legitimate complaints regarding police employees. It also protects employees who perform their job in a reasonable, lawful, and impartial manner from false or unwarranted accusations.

Every complaint, if it appears there could be a violation of department policy or procedure, will be vigorously and impartially investigated. It is departmental policy that complaints be handled at the lowest appropriate organizational level and as quickly as possible. Minor breaches of regulations are assigned to the accused employee’s supervisor. Someone will contact you by phone or in person after your complaint has been reviewed.

How to File a Complaint

You may file a complaint in person, by phone, mail, email or using the form below. It is preferred that individuals identify themselves. Anonymous complaints do not carry the same weight since employees have the same rights as other citizens to confront their accusers. However, anonymous complaints are accepted at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

For questions or further information please contact:
St. Petersburg Police Department
Office of Professional Standards
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727-893-7596
Email: OPS@stpete.org

Complaint Form

* Indicates a required field

Your Contact Information



Witness, if applicable

Employee Details

Second employee information, if applicable.


Incident Details

a.m. or p.m.

Every complaint, if it appears there could be a violation of department policy or procedure, will be vigorously and impartially investigated. Someone will contact you by phone or in person after your complaint has been reviewed. Should you not hear from the department within 5 business days, please contact the Office of Professional Standards, 727-893-7596, to ensure that your form was received.

Documents

Commendation or Complaint - Your Response to Your Police Department brochure : This brochure outlines the basic information necessary for you to let the department know your opinion about the quality of St. Petersburg police service

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