The St. Joseph Police Department encourages citizens to report legitimate complaints of inadequate police services or police misconduct. The Professional Standards Office is committed to facilitating the department's integrity system by administering an internal system in which objectivity and fairness are assured by an impartial investigation and review of all issues brought forth.
The office is responsible for conducting background investigations of police applicants, reviewing use of force incidents, vehicle pursuits, and investigations of citizen complaints.
To contact Sergeant Kerns, or to request a statistical survey regarding professional standards or internal affairs investigations, please call 271-4780 or email.
Professional Standards investigates complaints against St. Joseph Police employees and maintains records pertaining to those investigations.
How to File a Complaint
A complaint concerning a St. Joseph Police employee may be filed with the department in the following ways: