Lodge a Complaint

Being made to feel uncomfortable, invalidated or unsafe by a member of the police force is not normal. You might like to lodge a complaint to achieve a resolution, and to ensure that no one else is subjected to the same behaviour.

There is generally no time limit on lodging a complaint, however police have the power to refuse to investigate an incident that occurred ‘too long ago.’ It is advised that you submit your complaint within 12 months of the incident.

When making a complaint you should provide as much detail as possible to assist us to respond appropriately to your complaint. The information you should try to include is:

  • Your name and contact details (although you may remain anonymous)
  • A detailed description of what happened
  • Date, time and location of the incident
  • Names (if known) of the NSW Police Force employees involved
  • Details of any documents, records, witnesses, that may assist in the resolution of your complaint
  • What you expect the NSW Police Force to do about your concern
  • Any other information you consider relevant.

Once a complaint is received it will be assessed and registered within 7 business days. You will be provided with an identification number, and your complaint will be forwarded to a complaint handler for consideration.

Charter of Victims Rights

Victims Rights and Support Act 2013

If you are a victim of crime, you have the following rights under the Charter of Victims Rights.
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