Instructions to Use
This form is intended for use by those who wish to file a formal complaint against a California State University, Fullerton Police Department officer(s) for misconduct. If you do not wish to file a formal complaint but would like to bring an incident to the attention of the California State University, Fullerton Police Department, please complete the
CSUF PD Feedback, Suggestions and Personnel Recognition Form.
*Fields marked with a red asterisk are required.
Complainant Gender - Other Description
If you received any injuries as a result of this incident, please describe them here.
Incident Narrative Information
At which location did the alleged incident occur?
Incident Location - Other Description
Please describe the incident that forms the basis of your complaint. It is important that you include a detailed factual description of the events that gave rise to your complaint.
Upload documents or evidence related to the incident here. (Limit 3, must be .pdf, .doc, .docx, .jpg, .png format only).
Important: Make sure to click the button when you have chosen your file.
If the attachment is successful, the document label should no longer say: "[No File Attached]" Attach Chosen File for Document...
Please check the allegation(s) that you think apply (allegations will ultimately be determined by CSUF PD staff. At least one box must be checked.)
Discourtesy (abusive or obscene language, failure to provide information, failure to respond) Discrimination (Any protected class) Harassment (consistent, deliberate annoyance through repeated contacts) Improper Arrest Improper Citation Improper Detention Improper Police Procedures (damage to, confiscation of, or failure to return property; failure to identify oneself or no badge visible, and/or making false statements) Improper Police Tow Improper Search (of home, person, or vehicle) Improper Seizure (of person, property, vehicle) Improper Use of Force (improper physical contact; use of baton, firearm, handcuffs, pepper spray, etc.); unnecessary display of firearm Inadequate or Improper Investigation (failure to investigate or make police report; false or improper police report) Other/Unsure
Police Officer Information
Gender of Police Officer
Officer Gender - Other Description
Identifying characteristics of officer (if badge number or name not known)
You have the right to make a complaint against a police officer for any improper police conduct. California law requires a procedure to investigate citizens’ complaints. You have a right to a written description of this procedure. Citizen complaints and any reports or findings relating to complaints must be retained by the Cal State Fullerton Police Department for the length of time consistent with the Chancellor's Office Record Retention Protocol.
*This complaint form is submitted to the Cal State Fullerton Police Department and is in accordance with the process set forth under Penal Code Section 832.5.
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