If you would like to file a complaint about an employee of the Los Angeles Police Department, please follow the instructions below.  


All complaints of misconduct are accepted, including those made anonymously.  You may use one of the complaint forms that can be found in multiple languages at the bottom of this page, though the form is not required.

Complaints may be filed with either the OIG or LAPD.  

To file a complaint with the OIG, you may:

  • Visit our office in person.  We are located in the World Trade Center, in downtown Los Angeles.

    • Address: 350 S. Figueroa Street; Suite 1002; Los Angeles, CA 90071​

    • Please note that due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended the process of taking in-person complaints in our office.


  • Call the OIG.  

    • Phone: (213) 893-6400; (213) 893-6464

    • TTY: (213) 482-7002


  • Send us a Fax.

    • Fax numbers: (213) 687-7473(213) 687-7487; or (213) 687-7493

  • Mail us a letter at the office address designated above.


To file a complaint with LAPD, you may:​


  • Call the LAPD’s complaint hotline:  1-800-339-6868


Additional Complaint Process Information:

You may also contact your local council district office to file a complaint.


Complaints of misconduct are investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs Group.  The Office of the Inspector General can oversee and review all complaint investigations. 




Complaint Form - English

 Complaint Form - Chinese

 Complaint Form - Spanish

 Complaint Form - Tagalog

   Complaint Form - Japanese

Complaint Form - Korean

      Complaint Form - Vietnamese

How to File a Complaint