Lafayette Police Department
HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT
If you wish to file a complaint against a police officer, a civilian employee, or any aspect of the operation of the Lafayette Police Department, the following steps can be taken:
Option One: Contact by phone or in person any Lafayette Police Department employee and inform them you wish to file a complaint. The address and phone number of the Lafayette Police Department is as follows:
900 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA 337-291-8600
Option Two: Write a letter stating your complaint and mail it to the Chief of Police at the following address:
LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT 900 EAST UNIVERSITY AVENUE LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA 70502 ATTENTION: CHIEF OF POLICE
Option Three: If the complaint is for a violation of civil rights, contact your local Federal Bureau of Investigation office.
Phase One: When filing a complaint, you should provide a detailed statement of the events that occurred to include names of witnesses, complete addresses, phone numbers and any evidence to support your accusation.
Phase Two: Once the complaint is received, it will either be investigated at the Divisional level or by the Internal Affairs Section.
Phase Three: Your complaint will be investigated within (60) days unless circumstances require an extension.
Phase Four: When the investigation is completed, an internal review panel may review the investigation and report their findings to the Chief of Police.
Phase Five: The Chief of Police will review the case, render a disposition and send you a letter stating his findings.
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