Internal Affairs/Complaints

How to file an Internal Affairs complaint:

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is committed to investigating all allegations of law enforcement misconduct. Our complaint and disciplinary procedures are established to ensure that the highest quality of law enforcement services are provided to our community and the people we serve.

All complaints of law enforcement misconduct shall be accepted from any member of the public. These complaints may be from anonymous sources, juveniles, or persons that are under arrest or in custody.

All complaints shall be accepted regardless of the age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability or immigration status of the complaining party.

A complainant will not be told to return at a later time to file a report of misconduct.

Internal Affairs complaints are accepted in the following manner:

  • In-Person

A complainant may make an internal affairs complaint to any internal affairs detective in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If the internal affairs personnel are not available than any supervisor or detective will accept your complaint and forward it to the Internal Affairs Unit for investigation.

  • Telephone

You may call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and request to speak to the Internal Affairs Unit to file a complaint. The main telephone number is (609)909-7800.

  • Mail

You may mail any complaint of law enforcement misconduct by members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office to the following address:

Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office
4997 Unami Boulevard, Suite 2
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Information to provide when making an Internal Affairs complaint:

  • The date, time, and location of the incident.
  • The name(s) and/or badge number(s) of any law enforcement officer involved in the incident.
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses.
  • A complete description of the circumstances related to the complaint.

All internal affairs complaints will be investigated according to the New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines for Internal Affairs.

A complainant will be formally notified by mail of the disposition of the investigation after the internal affairs investigation is completed.

Download the Citizen Complaint Intake Checklist

Major Discipline Reporting Form 08-03-2021