Internal Affairs Complaints

Printable forms

IA Complaint - English
IA Complaint - Arabic
IA Complaint - Chinese
IA Complaint - Filipino
IA Complaint - Haitian Creole
IA Complaint - Hindi
IA Complaint - Korean
IA Complaint - Polish
IA Complaint - Portuguese
IA Complaint - Spanish
IA Complaint - Tagalog
IA Complaint - Vietnamese

NJ Attorney General’s Citizen Complaint Checklist


Berlin Police Department Policy & Procedure Manual
Berlin Police Department Early Warning System Policy 18-001

Compliance with requirement 10 of the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs policy and procedure requires that each agency must release reports to the public summarizing allegations received and the conclusions of the subsequent investigations. The summaries of the Berlin Police Department’s Internal Affairs Investigations are below:

Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2023
Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2022
Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2021
Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2020
Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2019
Annual Internal Affairs Summary 2018

The 4 A’s of Internal Affairs

  1. ANYONE – Any individual must be permitted to file an Internal Affairs complaint. It can be a victim, a friend of the victim, a parent, a juvenile (with or without parents), an illegal alien (we are not permitted to ask about immigration status) or it can be anonymous. ANYONE means ANYONE.
  2. ANY WAY – An Internal Affairs complaint can be filed in ANY WAY. It could be filed by phone, by letter, written on a napkin, in person… Whatever is best for the person filing. We cannot make someone show up in person or swear the statement to initiate the complaint process.
  3. ANY TIME – A complaint must be taken regardless of the hour or day of the week. At no time should a complaint be told to return later, even if the IA officer is unavailable. ANY law enforcement officer or civilian employee must take a complaint.
  4. ANYTHING – As long as a complaint has sufficient factual information, the complaint must be investigated. It is predicated upon the victim’s view of the situation.


2023 Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form

2022 Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form

2021 Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form

2020 Annual Major Discipline Reporting Form