Annual Internal Affairs & Major Discipline Reports

Annual Reports (Appendix K) per NJ Attorney General Guideline

According to the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures (IAPP), every law enforcement agency shall publish on its public website a report summarizing the types of complaints received and the dispositions of those complaints on an annual basis. This report is statistical in nature and lists the source of the complaints, the nature of the complaints, the disposition of the completed investigation, and the number of investigations still pending.

These PDF reports can be found below:

Major Discipline Reports (Appendix L) per NJ Attorney General Guideline

The IAPP directs that at least once a year, every agency publish a brief synopsis of all complaints where a termination, reduction in rank or grade, and/or suspension more than five days was assessed to an agency member.

Additionally, in accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Directive 2021-6, dated June 9, 2021, on a periodic basis, and at least once a year no later than January 31 of the following year, every agency shall submit to the Attorney General and the County Prosecutor, and publish on the agency’s public website, an Annual Major Discipline Report (Appendix L of the IAPP).  This report will include instances where discipline was imposed under the following conditions:

When a member of the agency:

(a) Was terminated; 

(b) Was reduced in rank or grade; 

(c) Was assessed a suspension of more than five days. A suspension of more than five days shall be broadly construed to include any disposition involving a suspension of more than 40 hours of time or the equivalent of five days/shifts if less than 40 hours, regardless of whether any of the suspension time was suspended or held in abeyance. It shall include the loss of vacation, sick or leave time totaling more than 40 hours or the equivalent of five days/shifts. It shall include any combination of suspension time assessed plus loss of vacation, sick or leave time that aggregates to more than 40 hours or the equivalent of five days/shifts.  It shall also include any fine that exceeds the gross value of 40 hours, or the equivalent of five days/shifts, of pay; 

(d) Had a sustained finding of discrimination or bias against any person because of the individual’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, familial status, or any other protected characteristic under N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed;   

(e) Had a sustained finding that the officer utilized excessive force in violation of departmental policy or the Attorney General’s Use of Force Policy, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed; 

(f) Had a sustained finding that the officer was untruthful or has demonstrated a lack of candor, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed;

(g) Had a sustained finding that an officer has filed a false report or submitted a false certification in any criminal, administrative, employment, financial, or insurance matter in their professional or personal life, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed; 

(h) Had a sustained finding that an officer intentionally conducted an improper search, seizure or arrest, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed; 

(i) Had a sustained finding that an officer intentionally mishandled or destroyed evidence, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed; 

(j) Had a sustained finding of domestic violence, as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:25-19, regardless of the type or severity of discipline imposed; 

(k) Resigned, retired, transferred or separated from the agency, regardless of the reason, while any internal affairs investigation or complaint was pending, and the misconduct ultimately sustained falls within categories (d) through (j) above or would have resulted in an action under categories (a) through (c) had the member not separated from the agency; or 

(l) Was charged with any indictable crime under New Jersey or an equivalent offense under federal law or the law of another jurisdiction related to the complaint.

These PDF reports can be found below: