The members of the Manville Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective and impartially applied. It is in the best interest of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer be resolved fairly and promptly. The Manville Police Department has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and police officers.
If you decide to file a formal complaint, your complaint will be sent to a superior officer, or a specially trained internal affairs officer, who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation. You may be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or providing other important information.
All complaints against police officers are thoroughly investigated. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
Please note that:
- If our investigation shows that a crime may have been committed, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office will be notified. You may be asked to testify in Court.
- If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules, you may be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
- If our investigation shows that the complaint is not sustained, unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.
A person is subject to both criminal and civil prosecution for providing false information or information that he/she does not believe to be true.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please call the Internal Affairs Officer at 908-725-1900 extension 610.