Police Accountability Project-Officer Database Search

25 years investigating police misconduct

To search for records type in the officers name, badge number or law enforcement agency. You will begin to see records appear on hits tied to your search criteria from our database.

Every law enforcement officer should be accountable for their past record of performance. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for civil rights enforcement across the United States. Regrettably, the DOJ has failed to collect records useful in identifying abusive officers despite the many occurrences of police misconduct throughout the country. Equally troubling, local law enforcement agencies (often by statutory allowance) routinely destroy records involving allegations of misconduct. Our investigations prove that in many instances the police refuse to take reports about misconduct or they intimidate citizens attempting to report improper behavior.

To increase police accountability and transparency Policeabuse.com is sharing data with the public. The public may search our files for police officers names and records. A search will give you access to several thousand complaints taken over many years by Policeabuse.com. The records include complaints, news reports, and records from our investigations of more than 500 law enforcement agencies across the country. Our database was established to reduce the number of "Gypsy Cops." In law enforcement, the phrase gypsy cop is slang for a police officer who frequently transfers between police departments, often because of misconduct or poor job performance. This database will ensure that misconduct reports follow the officer.

We are adding data as of July 1, 2017. Search results may be limited for the 1st 30 days as we complete our data upload of police misconduct complaint investigations.

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Add Information about officers using the form below. Please restrict your submissions to direct knowledge about the officer or information based on things you have witnessed involving the identified officer. You may also submit news articles and web links containing information about the officer that the public needs to know. We ask that you do not use this database to smear any law enforcement officer or to make claims that you know to be false. Provably false information will be deleted from our database upon detection. If you wish to file a complaint click on the link above in the menu bar.

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