File a Personnel Complaint

  1. Introduction
  2. Filing a Complaint
  3. Investigation
  4. Summary

Lodi’s Citizen Complaint procedure helps you, the community, and the police as well.

If you have a concern about the practices or personnel of the Lodi Police Department, what can you do about it? 

Internal Affairs Section

The Lodi Police Department Internal Affairs Section investigates citizen complaints regarding police department personnel or policies. A positive relationship between the police and the public they serve, fostered by confidence and trust, is essential to effective law enforcement. While the police are charged with vigorous enforcement of the law, they must meticulously observe the rights of all people. Police personnel, at the same time, must be free to take action in a reasonable, lawful, and impartial manner without fear of reprisal.

Therefore, it is important that adequate provisions be made for the prompt receipt, investigation, and disposition of complaints regarding the conduct of police personnel. To this end, the Lodi Police Department welcomes criticism of the department and valid complaints against its members or procedures. 

The purpose of the Internal Affairs Section is to ensure complete, fair, and impartial investigations of citizen complaints.