Police Officer Misconduct or Corruption

You can make a complaint to the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) if you think you've experienced or witnessed police misconduct, including:

  • excessive or unnecessary force
  • discourtesy
  • offensive language
  • abuse of authority such as an improper stop and frisk or vehicle search

The CCRB is independent and not a part of the police department.

If you suspect a police officer or a civilian member of the NYPD of corruption or other criminal activity, you should call 911 and you will be transferred to the police department's Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB).