Internal Affairs Division
INTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION (IAD)
The mission of the Internal Affairs Division is to assist the Sheriff’s Administration in maintaining the public trust by conducting administrative investigations of deputy’s involved critical incidents and complaints received on all employees of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Critical incidents include officer-involved shootings, pursuits resulting in serious injury, or any incident resulting in serious injury or death of a person, regardless of any allegations of misconduct.
In addition, all complaints of misconduct, whether received from citizens or Sheriff’s Office employees, are investigated in accordance with policy.
All complaints are evaluated to determine the severity of the complaint and the possible impact on the employee in question. As a matter of policy, the Internal Affairs Division does not investigate complaints concerning traffic violations or criminal charges when a person’s guilt or innocence is the issue in question.
A single internal investigation may involve more than one (1) complainant, and may include more than one (1) alleged violation of several departmental rules, regulations, policies or procedures. The complaint process can take up to sixty (60) calendar days or more depending upon the complexity of the complaint. All internal investigations are conducted fairly and impartially. Once the process is completed, you will be notified in the form of a letter regarding the disposition and action taken.
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Additionally, Internal Affairs does not normally investigate unsigned complaints, third party complaints, anonymous complaints, or complaints of improper actions (whether administrative or criminal) by employees of other law enforcement agencies. To file a complaint you can visit the Internal Affairs Division at 410 E. 2nd Ave. You can reference the apparent misconduct by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office employee in person or by calling 870.541.5451. Office hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday (excluding County holidays). After office hours, a message and return phone number may be left via voice mail and the call will be returned the following business day.
Sergeant Christy Brooks
Internal Affairs Division