Anonymous Complaint Form

Complaints of misconduct are taken very seriously.

You may use this form to file a complaint anonymously. 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. 

Please do not use this form to report crimes. If this is an emergency, please call 911. For all other crime reports, including noise complaints, parking, and abandoned vehicles, please see the Online Crime Reporting page or call (206) 625-5011.

OPA no longer investigates complaints against 911 communications/dispatchers as those employees have been moved outside of SPD. Submit complaints against 911 communications/dispatchers to or call 911 and ask to speak with a supervisor regarding your complaint.

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Statement/Description of Incident

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:

Transgender Male
Transgender Female
Black/African American
Native American
Pacific Islander
2 or More

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.
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