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File an Internal Affairs Complaint

Providing police services can often be a very difficult and complex job.

The Ewing Police Department recognizes that mistakes may be made and the actions of our officers may fall short of expectations. The Ewing Police Department has established rules and regulations and standard operating procedures governing the professional and personal conduct of employees and acceptable work performance standards. These guidelines are designed to protect the well-being and the rights of all citizens and employees. The Professional Standards Bureau will thoroughly investigate all reports of misconduct by officers regardless of the source. Anyone who files a complaint against an officer will be treated with courtesy and respect.

Please refer to the brochure at the bottom of this page entitled Complaint Procedures Brochure 

To make a complaint regarding an officer(s) you may:

  • Call the Professional Standards Bureau at 609-883-2900 Ext. 7999 to speak to a representative Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. After 4:00 pm leave a message. You will receive a return call during business hours from our office.

  • Make your complaint in person at police headquarters at any time or write to the supervisor of the Professional Standards Bureau located at: 

Ewing Police Department

Professional Standards Bureau/Internal Affairs

2 Jake Garzio Drive

Ewing, NJ 08628

Please refer to the following links for internal affairs reporting and information forms:

folder Internal Affairs Report Forms

folder Internal Affairs Information Sheets

The internal affairs reporting and information forms are available in the following languages:

Arabic
Chinese
English
Haitian
Hindi
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese

 

Please include as much of the following information as you can remember:

  • Date, time, and location of the incident

  • Name(s) and badge number(s) of the member(s) involved

  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses

  • Circumstances of the incident 

Corrective action

If the investigation indicates the officer has committed a violation, corrective action commensurate with the severity of the violation will be taken. Mitigating circumstances may be considered by the Chief of Police in determining appropriate penalties. Action taken may involve:

  • Remedial training
  • Counseling

  • Oral reprimand 

  • Written reprimand
  • Fine

  • Voluntary surrender of time off in lieu of other action 

  • Suspension 

  • Reduction in rank 

  • Termination 

After an investigation is completed, discipline is administered directly by the Chief of Police.  In the event the member requests a disciplinary hearing, the complainant and witnesses may be called to testify. Complainants will be notified in writing by the Professional Standards Bureau when the complaint has been resolved, however the exact discipline imposed is a confidential personnel matter and will not be revealed to the complainant. The Ewing Police Department has established procedures for members to follow in filing their appeals, just as it has established procedures to fairly and honestly investigate citizens' complaints.