How Do I Make a Complaint?

It is essential that public confidence in the ability of the Jefferson City Police Department to investigate and adjudicate allegations of misconduct be maintained. The Department recognizes that the rights of the employee and the rights of the public must be equally preserved. Every investigation must be conducted in a fair and thorough manner, with truth as the primary objective. Consequently, the Chief of Police will take appropriate actions to provide professional law enforcement, ensure that personnel issues are properly adjudicated, and maintain the confidentiality of the investigative reports.

Any person who wishes to make a complaint should call (573) 634-6400 and ask for the Office of Professional Standards.  Persons making complaints are required to fill out and sign a form available at the Jefferson City Police Department.  The completed complaint form is then given to Professional Standards for review.