Online Complaint Form

Complaints of misconduct are taken very seriously.

You may use this form to file a complaint. 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. If you would like to submit a complaint anonymously, use our Anonymous Complaint Form

OPA does not manage crime reports. Use this site to report a crime or call 206-625-5011.

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Your Information:

Information about the Incident:

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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:

Male
Female
Transgender Male
Transgender Female
Non-binary
Other
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Asian
Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino
Native American
Pacific Islander
White
2 or More
Other
Decline

Information entered on this form is subject to the Washington Public Records Act, and may be subject to disclosure to a third-party requestor. If you do not want your information disclosed, check No below, and OPA will protect your information to the extent allowed by law. Please note that a copy of your complaint file may be requested through the Seattle Police Department Public Disclosure Unit.

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The Office of Police 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.