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The Citizens' Police Complaint Office (CPCO) is an office, independent of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, created by City Ordinance. It affords citizens of Indianapolis who believe they have been treated improperly by an IMPD officer the opportunity to have their complaints articulated and investigated.

The Citizens' Police Complaint Board is a twelve member board consisting of nine civilian voting members and three non-voting police officers. These members are appointed by the City-County Council, the Mayor, and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and have the task of reviewing all cases filed in the CPCO.   CPCB CPCO Brochure.pdf

The frequently asked questions page explains how you can file a complaint and how your complaint will be addressed.        


You may also use our Online Complaint Form to register a complaint:

 Find Police Use of Force & Complaints Open Data here:

Complaints and Police Open Data​ 


Citizens Police Complaint Board and Citizens Police Complaint Office
200 E. Washington Street, Suite 1841 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-327-3440
Fax: 317-327-4380