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File a Complaint

Any person who is dissatisfied with police services or believes they have witnessed or been a victim of police misconduct can file a complaint directly to the San Diego Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit using one or more of the following methods:

Ways to File a Complaint


This form is ONLY for filing a complaint against SDPD officers or police-related incidents. Fill out the form as completely as possible. The form can be submitted anonymously.

A San Diego Police Department Internal Affairs Detective Sergeant will review the complaint and respond as appropriate.

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By Phone


By Email

Fill out the printable form below as completely as possible and email to sdpdia@pd.sandiego.gov.

In-Person or by Mail

Print and complete a copy of the printable form (listed above). 

Internal Affairs
1401 Broadway, MS 709
San Diego, CA 92101

Other Ways to File a Complaint

At a police station.

Currently, San Diego Police Department Headquarters is the only police facility fully open to the public. Please check for hours of operation.

To speak directly to a supervisor:

Call the San Diego Police Department Communications Division at 619-531-2000. A supervisor will be dispatched to contact the reporting person as soon as possible.

To the Chief of Police:

1401 Broadway
MS 700
San Diego, CA 92101

To the Mayor’s Office:

202 C St.
San Diego, CA 92101


To the Commission on Police Practices (CPP):

Civic Center Plaza Building, 9th Floor-Suite 924
1200 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Online CPP Complaint Form

What Happens After I File a Complaint?

Please visit the Frequently Asked Question for more information.