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Office of the Chief Investigator (O.C.I) is the investigative staff of
the Board of Police Commissioners. Both civilian and sworn staff O.C.I
and it is their job to direct the process for receiving and
investigating citizens' complaints about police misconduct.
Citizen Complaint Reports are investigated by O.C.I. All
investigations are subsequently reviewed and approved by a member of
the Civilian Board of Police Commissioners. After approval by the Board
of Police Commissioners, the O.C.I will notify you of the investigative
findings.The Role of Office of the Chief Investigator is to:
as the investigative staff for the Board of Police Commissioners and
the Citizens of Detroit by conducting impartial investigations
concerning allegations against the Detroit Police Department.
all citizens to express their concerns about police misconduct and
whenever necessary to file a complaint if they feel they have been the
victim or witness of police misconduct.
each allegation with objectivity and efficiency to ensure that the
rights of the citizens have not been violated and that officers are
operating under the proper procedures, guidelines and laws.
to the Board of Police Commissioners patterns of misconduct arising
from citizen complaint investigations and any other relevant matters
that may arise or warrant the Board’s attention.
community that the Office of the Chief Investigator exist to help
promote and protect the welfare of the citizens of Detroit.