What is a complaint?
A complaint is an allegation by a member of the public in which the complainant is dissatisfied with a department member's actions or the Lafayette Police Department (LPD) itself. The allegation must involve violations of law or of the LPD policies and procedures. A complaint involves an administrative process where discipline may be imposed by the LPD. This must not be confused with criminal charges, which are filed by the Prosecuting Attorney's office or a civil suit, which is brought against the City of Lafayette for damages.

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1. What is a complaint?
2. Who can make a complaint?
3. How can a complaint be made?
4. Who conducts the investigation?
5. How are the allegations proven?
6. Will I receive updates about my complaint status?