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Rodney Harrison

Rodney K. Harrison
Police Commissioner

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Internal Affairs Bureau


If you wish to file a complaint against a Police Officer you can contact the Suffolk County Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau at: 631-852-6265 or Toll Free 1-855-IAB-SCPD (1-855-422-7273). You may email your complaint against a Police Officer to Scpdinternalaffairs@suffolkcountyny.gov or via The Suffolk County Police Department Compliment/Complaint form.

If you file a complaint against a Police Officer, an Internal Affairs Bureau Investigator shall promptly contact you after your complaint is received, you will then receive a letter acknowledging receipt of the complaint within two weeks. If you have any questions or an inquiry regarding the status of your complaint, please contact the Internal Affairs Bureau at 631-852-6265 or Toll Free 1-855-IAB-SCPD (1-855-422-7273).

An investigation into the complaint will be conducted by IAB, which will necessarily include interviews of the person making the complaint, as well as any witnesses and involved police department personnel (please note that, although the complaint form may contain detailed information, cooperation with the IAB investigator’s efforts to interview the complainant will enable the investigator to conduct a comprehensive investigation, as the investigator may need to clarify information or obtain additional information). Any available evidentiary material will also be reviewed. Subsequently, the IAB investigator will prepare a comprehensive report that will be reviewed by the IAB command staff and then the Deputy Police Commissioner. The report will also be reviewed by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, complaint investigations shall be monitored and reviewed by the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission.

Upon completion of the investigation and approval by the Deputy Police Commissioner, you will be notified of the results of the investigation.

The department takes all concerns and complaints seriously and is committed to ensuring a comprehensive and impartial investigation is conducted regarding each complaint that is received.

Complaints regarding members of the Suffolk County Police Department can also be reported to the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission at 631-853-5480.