Internal Affairs Unit


What is the function of the Internal Affairs Unit?

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for the investigation of misconduct complaints received against sworn members of the Cinnaminson Township Police Department.

The Internal Affairs Unit ensures that allegations made against members of the police department are thoroughly and objectively investigated.

At the completion of all investigations, the Internal Affairs Bureau informs the complainant of the findings, and the investigation becomes a permanent record of the Cinnaminson Township Police.

How does one file a complaint?

All complaints of officer misconduct shall be accepted from all persons who wish to file a complaint, regardless of the hour or day of the week. This includes reports from anonymous sources, juveniles and persons under arrest or in custody.

Complaints may be made in person, by telephone, by letter, or by e-mail. If internal affairs personnel are not available to accept the complaint, supervisory personnel will accept the complaint. If no supervisory personnel are available, complaints will be accepted by any law enforcement officer. At no time will a complainant be told to return at a later time to file his report.

Citizens are encouraged to submit their complaints as soon after the incident as possible. Under no circumstances shall it be necessary for a citizen to make a sworn statement to initiate the internal affairs process.