How to File Complaints against the Chicago Police Department

OpenPolice.org is an independent project developed by Flex Your Rights, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit.

We recommend you start by preparing a transparent misconduct report on OpenPolice.org. Then use the information below to submit a formal complaint to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.


Civilian Office of Police Accountability

This is the agency that collects complaints against the Chicago Police Department. It's where we recommend that OpenPolice.org users file their formal complaints.

1615 W. Chicago Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 746-3609

Says to contact their complaint line 312-746-3594

You can submit your complaint through this agency's online complaint form. Include the public link to your OpenPolice.org complaint. And if possible, attach your OpenPolice.org PDF, which we will send you.
ipraportal.iprachicago.org/pls/htmldb/f?p=1503:12:2257212996503933

If you submit your complaint on paper, we recommend that you staple a copy of your full OpenPolice.org complaint together with the department form.

Complaint process information:
home.chicagopolice.org/online-services/file-a-complaint

  • Complaints submitted by phone will be investigated.
  • Complaints submitted by postal mail will be investigated. Send using USPS Certified Mail.

Chicago Police Dept

3510 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
312-745-6125


Web Presence

home.chicagopolice.org

Facebook

Twitter


Complaints Accessibility

Score: 77/100

Grade: C+

20
Has online-submittable complaint form (not just a PDF)
14
Has complaint information on unique web page (not just on PDF)
10
Has complaint information linked from home page
 
10
Has complaint form PDF on website
 
10
Investigates complaints sent via email
10
Official department form not required for investigation
10
Anonymous complaints investigated
3
Has unique department website
3
Has a Facebook page (with public comments on)
3
Has a Twitter account
 
3
Has a YouTube channel
2
Investigates complaints sent via phone
2
Investigates complaints sent via postal mail
 
0
Requires complaints to be filed in person
 
-10
Requires notary or in-person signature (for one or more types of complaint)

Department info updated 6/15/20
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