Filing a Complaint with the San Diego Police Department

If you experienced or witnessed police misconduct, excessive force, unreasonable treatment or arrest for exercising your First Amendment rights outside of the Trump rally on Friday, May 27, 2016, or in any other way are dissatisfied with police services, here are your options for filing a complaint:

Ask for the ACLU’s assistance

  • Via phone: 619.232.2121
  • Via email:

To the San Diego Police Department

  • Via email:
  • Via mail:
    Internal Affairs Unit
    1401 Broadway, MS 709
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Chief of Police
    1401 Broadway, MS 700,
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • In person at any police facility
  • Via phone: 619.531.2801 (Internal Affairs) or 619.421.2777 (Police Chief) or to the Chief’s Confidential Telephone Recorded Hotline 619.531.2672

To the City of San Diego

  • Via mail:
    Office of the Mayor
    City of San Diego
    202 C Street
    San Diego, CA 92101

To the Citizen’s Review Board on Police Practices

Here is a link to the complaint form: