Having an effective and impartial Internal Affairs (IA) process that allows citizens to air grievances about police misconduct, accompanied by complete and fair investigations is critical to improving law enforcement throughout New Jersey. Complaints to IA often contain information that can alert supervisors in police departments that something is amiss and needs prompt attention.

In 2012, the ACLU-NJ surveyed 497 local and specialized police departments to see if they could provide basic information on how to file an IA complaint. This report, “The Crisis Continues Inside Police Internal Affairs,” (1mb PDF) summarizes the responses that law enforcement personnel provided to ACLU-NJ volunteers.