Crime, law & justice

File a complaint against a Philadelphia police officer

The Police Advisory Commission (PAC) takes complaints against police officers and sends them to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division. If you witnessed a police officer acting unprofessionally, you can make a complaint by filling out the form below.


Anyone who has witnessed or experienced inappropriate or unprofessional Police behavior can file a complaint.

If you have criminal charges pending, you should talk with an attorney before you file a complaint.

When and where

Complaints can be made:

  • Online.
  • By email.
  • By mail.
  • In person.


For all complaints, filling out the form is important.

To make a complaint by email:

Download and fill out the form and submit it to

To make a complaint by mail or in person:

Download  and fill out the form and mail or bring it to:

1515 Arch Street
11th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 685-0891

To make a complaint online fill out the form below:

Forms & instructions