Citizen Complaint

How to File an Official Complaint against a Member of the Department



The Valparaiso Police Department has a departmental procedure for receiving official complaints against members of the department including officers. An individual requesting to file an official complaint against a member of the Valparaiso Police Department is encouraged to file the complaint in person at the Valparaiso Police Department.

The individual is encouraged to come to the police department located at 355 S. Washington St and inform any department employee they wish to file an official complaint against an employee. 
 
All complaints against the department or its employees shall be investigated regardless of their source. Anonymous complaints can be difficult to investigate; however, the department will carefully review each complaint for validation before disregarding it for a lack of a credible complainant. The department can be contacted at (219) 462-2135 or by email at