Several agencies are available to receive complaints related to the operation and conduct of the Detroit Police Department. Each has its own unique jurisdiction, so choose the one that most closely matches your situation. Filing formal complaints are important, as they allow oversight agencies to establish a pattern of practice in addition to seeking justice for individual victims.

Office of the Chief Investigator (Board of Police Commissioners) The Office of the Chief Investigator (OCI) serves as the investigative arm of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners (BOPC).  OCI is staffed by civilian personnel. It is their job to receive, investigate, and the resolve complaints regarding the operations of the Detroit Police Department, including police misconduct. Office of the Chief Investigator (Police Complaints) | City of Detroit (
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division enforces federal laws that protect you from discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, disability status, sex, religion, familial status, or loss of other constitutional rights (including mistreatment by law enforcement). Contact the Civil Rights Division | Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General (OIG) The Office of Inspector General investigates waste, abuse, fraud, and corruption in City government.  Their jurisdiction extends to all employees, contractors and those seeking to do business with the City of Detroit. Office of Inspector General | City of Detroit (
Civil Rights, Inclusion, & Opportunity (CRIO) CRIO advocates for civil rights, inclusion and access. They also investigating civil rights complaints and advocate for people with disabilities. Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity Department | City of Detroit (
Auditor General The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) promotes the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of City government and protects against fraud, waste and abuse by conducting independent audits, investigations and evaluations. Office of the Auditor General | City of Detroit (
City Ombudsman As an investigative agency, the Ombudsman’s responsibilities include processing all complaints, inquiries, and advocating for the delivery of city public services. Ombudsman | City of Detroit (