The CCRB is charged with receiving, investigating, mediating, hearing, making findings and recommending action on such misconduct complaints. The CCRB forwards its findings to the Police Commissioner. CCRB is comprised of a 13-member board composed of members of the public, an executive director who manages the agency's daily operations, and a staff of more than 160 investigators, attorneys and support staff.
While OIG-NYPD receives and investigates complaints from members of the public alleging individual instances of police misconduct, OIG-NYPD was not designed to replicate the CCRB and can refer individual complaints to the CCRB.
OIG-NYPD can be contacted at:
Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department
New York City Department of Investigation
180 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
Telephone: (212) 806-5200
Members of the public are not required to provide personally identifying information when communicating with DOI and may submit a complaint anonymously. However, it will be harder to investigate and clarify the concerns addressed in the complaint without having a way to reach the complainant. Individuals who are concerned about retaliation for filing complaints may be protected by law. For more information about the New York City whistleblower law, please click here to read about Whistleblower Protection.