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Professional Investigations Standards

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) requires that we provide the following statistics on the dispositions of complaints against officers:

 

Year Total Complaints Sustained Unfounded Exonerated Not Sustained
2013 9 0 4 3 2
2012 4 3 1 0 0
2011 7 2 0 3 2
2010 16 5 8 0 3
2009 9 1 4 0 4
2008 16 5 8 0 3
2007 10 2 6 0 2
2006 13 2 7 0 4
2005 2 0 0 0 2
2004 6 0 0 0 6
2003 6 1 3 0 3
2002 8 1 5 0 2

 

Sustained = Investigation provided the allegations made in the complaint

Unfounded = Investigation indicates the acts in the complaint did not occur or did not involve police personnel

Exonerated = Investigation shows the acts occurred but were justified, lawful, and proper

Not Sustained = Investigation failed to discovered enough evidence to prove or disprove the complaint

 

Any citizen or prisoner has the right to make a complaint about any officer or employee of the Danvers Police Department. Forms are available at the station.

You are not required to fill out or sign the form for an investigation to be conducted; you may file a verbal complaint.

Please ask to speak to the Officer in Charge regarding your complaint, whether filing in writing or verbally.