Independent Police Auditor

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

703-324-3459
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 233A
Fairfax, VA 22035

Richard G. Schott,
Independent Police Auditor

Complaints of Alleged Police Misconduct

You may download and print a form to submit a complaint regarding a use of force incident in person, by email, or mail. To submit a complaint/request for review of police misconduct, submit the form on the Police Civilian Review Panel website.

Complaint and Review Request Process

Complaints regarding use of force will be monitored or reviewed by the Independent Police Auditor.
Complaints and Review Requests regarding abuse of authority or serious misconduct will be processed by the Police Civilian Review Panel.

Flowchart of complaint and request for review process

 

Filing a Complaint with the Auditor

Complaints regarding use of force not yet filed with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) should be submitted to the OIPA. Upon receipt, the Auditor will monitor or review the FCPD investigation into the complaint. Once completed, the FCPD will notify you of the results of the investigation and the Auditor will issue a public report with its findings

The Auditor automatically monitors and reviews FCPD internal investigations into use of force cases resulting in death or serious injury.

Please note that complaints regarding abuse of authority or serious misconduct should be submitted to the Police Civilian Review Panel.

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