If you feel a Gainesville Police Department member acted improperly, a complaint may be made in writing, in person, or by telephone. Complaints are categorized as:
Formal – An Administrative Investigation Referral Form is completed and forwarded to the Internal Affairs Unit. A preliminary investigation is conducted to determine if the complaint has merit. If possible merit exists, the investigation is expanded.
Informal – A Preliminary Investigation is conducted to determine if the complaint has possible merit. An informal complaint is typically assigned to a supervisor to review and document findings.
Complaints may be made at: Gainesville Police Department
545 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601