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The Newport Beach Police Department is committed to our community and responsive to their input.  The Department encourages citizens to report what they believe to be any acts of misconduct by a member of our agency.  The complaint must be made in good faith and we pledge to respond swiftly, thoroughly, and fairly to any such reports.

For a timely response to most concerns, you may reach out to our on-duty Watch Commander at any time of day or night by calling 949-644-3717. If you prefer, you may complete the form on this page to file your complaint.  Either way, we sincerely appreciate your comments.  Please see the sections below for more information.

DOES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WANT TO RECEIVE COMPLAINTS?
WILL YOU LISTEN TO MY COMPLAINT?
WHO WILL INVESTIGATE MY COMPLAINT?
BUT I WANT THE CHIEF TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.
DO I HAVE TO COMPLAIN IN PERSON?
I'M UNDER 18. DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE PERSON I'M COMPLAINING ABOUT?
HOW THOROUGHLY WILL YOU INVESTIGATE MY COMPLAINT?
WILL I GET TO KNOW THE RESULT OF MY COMPLAINT?
WHAT IF I'M STILL NOT SATISFIED WITH THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION?
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You have the right to make a complaint against a member of the Police Department for any improper conduct. California law requires this agency to have a procedure to investigate citizen complaints. You have the right to a written description of this procedure.  This agency may find, after investigation, that there is not enough evidence to warrant action on your complaint.  Even if that is the case, you have the right to make the complaint and have it investigated if you believe a member of the department behaved improperly.  Citizen complaints and any related reports must be retained by this agency for at least five years.

 

You should also be aware that, if you knowingly and maliciously make false accusations of misconduct against a member of the department, that member may be able to seek monetary damages from you in a civil lawsuit.

Please review your form submission and check the box below to certify your report.
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