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Citizen Complaints

The Belvedere Police Department believes that trust and confidence between members of the Police Department and the community we serve is essential to effective law enforcement. Law enforcement officers must be free to exercise their best judgement and to initiate enforcement action in a reasonable, lawful, and impartial manner without fear of reprisal. In the same manner, enforcers of the law have a special obligation to respect the rights of all persons.

In order to maintain its high standards, the Belvedere Police Department welcomes constructive criticism of departmental procedure and valid complaints against police officers. The public has a right to demand fair, impartial and effective law enforcement. Your constructive concerns and valid complaints will help us to fulfill this demand. It is the policy of the department to investigate all such complaints received.

To submit a complaint online, please use the form below. The form can also be downloaded in English or Spanish and completed offline and returned via email here or mailed to City of Belvedere, 450 San Rafael Avenue, Belvedere, 94920.

Citizen Complaint Form

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  • Victim of Misconduct (if different than reporting party)

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  • Witnesses (if any)

  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE A COMPLAINT AGAINST A POLICE OFFICER FOR ANY IMPROPER POLICE CONDUCT. CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES THIS AGENCY TO HAVE A PROCEDURE TO INVESTIGATE CITIZEN COMPLAINTS. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION OF THIS PROCEDURE. THIS AGENCY MAY FIND AFTER THE INVESTIGATION THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO WARRANT ACTION ON YOUR COMPLAINT; EVEN IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE COMPLAINT AND HAVE IT INVESTIGATED IF YOU BELIEVE AN OFFICER BEHAVED IMPROPERLY. CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND ANY REPORTS OR FINDINGS RELATING TO COMPLAINTS MUST BE RETAINED BY THIS AGENCY FOR AT LEAST FIVE (5) YEARS.
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