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How can citizens file a complaint?

Complaints or information regarding police misconduct will be accepted by telephone, e-mail, standard mail, in person or at www.darienpolice.org.

Who may file a complaint?

Anyone who has experienced, witnessed, or has knowledge of police misconduct may file a complaint.

Can non-citizens or illegal/undocumented immigrants file a complaint?

Yes, these populations have the same rights as citizens in the complaint process. Department employees will not ask any questions regarding immigration status or notify federal immigration authorities merely in response to an inquiry or a filed complaint.

Does the Darien Police Department accept "anonymous" complaints?

Yes, the Department accepts anonymous complaints and will investigate any anonymous report of criminal conduct. All other anonymous complaints will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Do you require people to sign a sworn statement when making a complaint?

No.

Who receives complaints at the Darien Department?

Telephone, e-mail, and in-person complaints are referred to the Shift Commander; complaints received by mail or through the Department's website are forwarded to the Chief of Police.

Who investigates complaints against Department employees?

The Chief of Police or a command-level designee will review all citizen complaints received against Department employees.

Will the Darien Police Department share the outcome of a complaint?

All complainants will receive a written response regarding the results of the investigation. This correspondence will not address any disciplinary actions taken against the officer.