(Washington, D.C.) – In the continuing effort to provide the public with information on how to file police misconduct complaints, the Office of Police Complaints (OPC) today announced its new Community Partnership program.
The purpose of the Community Partnership program is to collaborate with a wide range of organizations, government agencies, social service providers, neighborhood associations, and advocacy groups to better support the community in accessing information about OPC.
Organizations that are identified as “Community Partners” will have OPC brochures and complaint forms readily available for anyone who walks into their offices. Individuals that wish to file a complaint concerning police misconduct will be able to initiate the process through their local community organization.
Each “Community Partner” will be listed on OPC’s website as a place where a person can go to initiate the citizen complaint process or receive further information.
“We are very excited about our new Community Partnership program,” said Michael G. Tobin, OPC’s executive director. “This new program will supplement our current 24-hour hotline and internet access programs, and help to remove any barriers to filing a police misconduct complaint.
If your organization is interested in becoming a community partner with OPC, please call (202) 727-3838. For additional information about OPC, visit www.policecomplaints.dc.gov.