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Citizen's Guide to Making Commendations or Complaints
The UConn Police Department is committed to providing high quality police services to the community. In order to be responsive to community needs, it is necessary to have citizen input. Your constructive comments about our service, good or bad, will help us to improve and to achieve our goals.

Commending Exceptional Performance
The best way to commend the actions of a Police employee is to send us the form below but you can also write a brief letter or e-mail describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional. Information such as the date, time, and location will help identify the employee if you don't know his or her name. If you choose not to write, you may ask to speak with the employee's supervisor and make a verbal commendation.

Commendations are usually placed in the employee's personnel file and posted on the department bulletin board to be read by all employees. Although our employees do not expect to be thanked for everything they do, recognition of exceptional service is always appreciated. This kind of feedback helps us to know if we're doing a good job.

Making a Complaint
A complaint can be made by completing the web form, telephone or in person. When making a complaint in person do not hesitate to ask for any Supervisor on duty. Please click here for a brochure explaining the internal affairs process.

It has been our experience that many complaints involve a misunderstanding of police policy or procedure and are often resolved by speaking with supervisory personnel. While we encourage you to try this avenue, we understand that some complaints do require a full inquiry. During this process, you will be kept informed of the progress of the inquiry and may be asked for additional information; you will also be advised when the investigation is completed.

Annual Internal Affairs statistics are available below.

Summary 2012
Complaint Subject Results      

 
Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Not Sustained Incomplete Total Complaint Subjects
Demeanor

2

2

1

5

Excessive Force

0

Harassment

0

Rule Infraction

2

4

6

Unlawful Detention

0

Procedural

0

Improper search

0

Total

4

0

6

1

11





Summary 2011  
Complaint Subject Results      

 
Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Not Sustained Incomplete Total Complaint Subjects
Demeanor

3

0

2

5

Excessive Force

1

1

Harassment

1

1

Rule Infraction

2

1

3

Unlawful Detention

0

Procedural

1

1

Improper search

0

Total

3

0

5

0

3

11