How to File Complaints against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

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This police department's policy permits them to investigate complaints sent via email. They also accept complaints filed on non-department forms. That means OpenPolice.org can automatically file your report after you put it together.

The information below includes other ways to submit a formal complaint to the Citizens Police Complaint Office.


Citizens Police Complaint Office

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

200 E. Washington St., Suite 1841, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 327-3440

OpenPolice.org can email your complaint to this agency.
cpco@indy.gov

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.
indy.gov/workflow/file-a-complaint-on-an-impd-officer

Complaint process information:
indy.gov/activity/file-impd-complaint

This department only investigates complaints submitted in-person. Regardless, we recommend you print and send your paper complaint to the department by USPS Certified Mail. When you get confirmation of receipt, please login to your account to let us know.


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Complaints Accessibility

Score: 65/100

Grade: D

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 7/7/20
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