How to File Complaints against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

This police department's policy permits them to investigate complaints sent via email. They also accept complaints filed on non-department forms. That means can automatically file your report after you put it together. is an independent project developed by Flex Your Rights, a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit.

The information below includes other ways to submit a formal complaint to the Citizens Police Complaint Office.

Citizens Police Complaint Office

This is the agency that collects complaints against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. It's where we recommend that users file their formal complaints.

200 E. Washington St., Suite 1841, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 327-3440 can email your complaint to this agency.
[email protected]

You can submit your complaint through this agency's online complaint form. Include the public link to your complaint. And if possible, attach your PDF, which we will send you.

Complaint process information:

This department only investigates complaints submitted in-person. Regardless, we recommend you print and send your paper complaint to the department by USPS Certified Mail. When you get confirmation of receipt, please login to your account to let us know.

Web Presence

Department Website



Complaints Accessibility

Score: 65/100

Grade: D

Has online-submittable complaint form (not just a PDF)
Has complaint information on unique web page (not just on PDF)
Complaint information link visible on police department homepage
Has complaint form PDF on website
Investigates complaints sent via email
Official department form not required for investigation
Anonymous complaints investigated
Has unique department website
Has a Facebook page (with public comments on)
Has a Twitter account
Has a YouTube channel
Investigates complaints sent via phone
Investigates complaints sent via postal mail
Requires complaints to be filed in person
Requires notary or in-person signature (for one or more types of complaint)

Department info updated 1/27/21
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