The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) ensures that Dayton Police Officers respond in a professional manner and abide by proper police procedures in all circumstances. If you believe you have been subjected to, or witnessed, police misconduct of any type, the PSB encourages you to report the incident in-person, over the telephone, via mail, or email. All complaints received by the PSB are reviewed and addressed. Complaints may be filed by the following methods:
Most complaints will require some form of personal contact with an investigator from the PSB. You may be asked to provide a written or tape-recorded statement and to sign a formal complaint. If you are alleging that you received injuries during your contact with the police, a photograph the injuries and medical reports may be required. Remember to provide accurate contact information. Although helpful, you do not need to know the name or badge number of the officer who is the subject of your complaint.
Anonymous complaints are also reviewed for investigation. However, each is considered on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the information provided in the complaint.