The Saint Paul Police Internal Affairs Unit and the Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) function under a policy that is based on trust and confidence between department members and the community, which is essential for effective law enforcement and community tranquility. Citizens must feel free to hold accountable public employees who exhibit behavior they feel is illegal, immoral or unfair. At the same time, police officers must be free to exercise their best judgment and to initiate enforcement action in a lawful and impartial manner without fear of reprisal.
Any person who believes an officer's actions are improper is encouraged to file a complaint. Every effort will be made to ensure no adverse consequences will befall any person or witness who brings a complaint or provides information in any investigation of a complaint made in good faith. Complaints will be pursued promptly and completed in a timely manner.
Click here for the 2009 Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (Annual Report)