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OCI Fact Sheet

The Office of the Chief Investigator (OCI) serves as the investigative staff for the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners (BPC).  The OCI is responsible for the investigation and resolution of complaints against the Detroit Police Department and its personnel. 

You have a right to file a complaint against Detroit Police Department personnel by:

All citizen complaints are forwarded to the OCI for investigation.   You will receive notification of your complaint number, and the name of your assigned investigator.  If OCI determines criminality in the complaint, the case will be forwarded to the Internal Affairs Division (IAD) for investigation.  Periodically, you will receive information on the status of your complaint, until it is completed.

The findings are then reviewed and approved by a member of the Board of Police Commissioners.  After approval by the board, the OCI will notify you in writing of the investigative findings and whether or not non-disciplinary corrective action or disciplinary action was taken.