The members of the Lawrence Township Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective and impartially applied. It is in the best interest of everyone that your complaint about the inappropriate performance of an individual officer is resolved both fairly and promptly. The Lawrence Township Police Department has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and police officers.
A complaint may be filed by any individual, including anonymous complaints. Anonymous complaints are accepted with the understanding that a follow-up investigation is more difficult when the complainant is unknown. Complaints may be registered at the police department, via phone, by the mail or e-mail, or by completing a complaint form. Complainants are asked to complete a complaint form, which includes a sworn statement of the facts known to the person at that time. Complaint forms may be found at the Lawrence Township Police Department or downloaded here. A complaint form can be left at the police station or mailed in to the Chief of Police’s office.
Although there are complaints against officers that are legitimate and based on facts, there are others that are contrived and maliciously pursued, often with the intent to mitigate or neutralize legal action taken against a complainant by an officer. The matter will be fully and impartially investigated. In any case where a complaint has been fabricated or a complainant has intentionally misrepresented material facts of officer misconduct, the matter may be criminally prosecuted.
You may call the Internal Affairs Unit at 609.896.1111 with any additional information or any questions about the case.
|Lawrence Township Police Department|
|2211 Lawrence Road|
|Lawrence Township, NJ 08648|
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