This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about making a formal police complaint in NSW.
You have a right to complain about any interactions with a police officer, other employees of the NSW Police Force, or the NSW Police Force as an agency. Not all issues that you can complaint about will warrant a formal investigation.
This factsheet includes information on the following topics:
Common types of police complaints
What can I complain about?
Who can I complain to?
How do I lodge a complaint?
What should I write in my complaint?
What happens after I make a complaint?
I’m unhappy with the outcome of my complaint, what can I do?