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Yes. We will not investigate anonymous complaints.
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We prefer to talk to you in person, so that your information can be represented more thoroughly. We also accept complaints by telephone or letter. You should include your contact information, as we will need to contact you. In some cases such as a formal complaint, it will be necessary that we speak to you in person. This meeting can take place at the Cambridge Police Department, your home, or other location.
If you choose, you can meet with the affected employee's immediate supervisor or Division Commander to air your concerns.
Complaints should be filed as soon as possible as delays could harm an investigation due to the passage of time. If you have a brutality complaint, your complaint must be filed and notarized within 90 days.
Once an investigation is concluded all persons who file a complaint will be notified of the results of the investigation.
Yes, but you need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Chief of Police is interested in hearing from the citizens of Cambridge regarding his employees, regardless of the nature - commendation or complaint. The Cambridge Police Department accepts and thoroughly investigates complaints on the part of its personnel: Officers, Dispatchers or civilian employees. The Cambridge Police Department Complaint Against Personnel Report can be obtained at the Cambridge Police Department.
A Cambridge Police Department Supervisor or the Internal Affairs Unit will investigate your complaint.
No. Complaints Against Personnel are considered confidential in nature and are not released to any press or media.
Yes. The employee has a right to know who made a complaint against him or her.
No. It is essential that we maintain the public's confidence in order to continue the high standards that the Police Department has set.