Online Complaint Form

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Complaints of misconduct are taken very seriously.

We respect your privacy and will not distribute your personal information except as necessary to resolve your request or complaint. However, you should be aware that this information is subject to the State's public disclosure laws and may be disclosable upon request. [see privacy policy].

If you would like to submit a complaint anonymously, use our Anonymous Complaint Form. We encourage you to provide as much information as possible. It is helpful to the investigators to be able to follow up on information or speak to people involved in the incident to gather evidence.

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Information about the Incident:


Statement/Description of Incident:

OPA has a Citizen-Police mediation program to resolve certain complaints. Participation is voluntary. You can learn more about the mediation process on this website.

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Pursuant to SMC 3.28.825, the OPA Director is required to report the racial, ethnic and gender distributions of OPA complainants. It is voluntary, but helpful to know the following information:

Native American
Pacific Islander

A copy of your complaint file may be requested through the Seattle Police Department, Public Disclosure Unit.

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The Office of Professional Accountability exists to ensure professional and accountable law enforcement for the citizens for Seattle. Honest feedback is essential to maintaining a police department that is both trustworthy and responsive to the community. Therefore, it is critical that truthfulness be maintained in the filing and investigation of complaints against the police.

I hereby certify that the information in this complaint is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.