Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs Division receives, processes, supervises and controls investigations regarding employees.

Internal Affairs is also tasked with ensuring that misconduct allegations made against employees are thoroughly investigated while maintaining objectivity by gathering all pertinent information in a professional manner.

Q: How do I file a complaint against an employee of the Flagler Beach Police Department?

A: Complaints may be accepted by any FBPD supervisor or you may contact Internal Affairs directly. Complaints may be received verbally or in writing and in person, by telephone, by mail or by electronic means. An online form may also be submitted here.

Q: How can I commend a FBPD employee for outstanding service?

A: If you received extraordinary service from a FBPD employee, or witnessed something that deserves special recognition, we encourage you to tell us so we may share your thoughts with that employee(s) and with the FBPD family. Your appreciation and encouragement are important to us. Submit commendation here.

Q: How will the complaint be investigated?

A: When a complaint is received, it is assigned either to the affected employee’s command or to Internal Affairs. Statements will be taken from the complainant, witnesses and the subject employee. All complaints against employees are investigated provided the complaint contains sufficient factual data to warrant an investigation.

Q: How are the investigations resolved?

A: Serious infractions are normally referred to FBPD’s command staff.

Q: What rights do employees have if a complaint is made against them?

A: Employees have the right to review all complaints and witness statements prior to final resolution.

Employee investigations remain confidential until finalized. No participant including complainants, investigated employees, investigators or witnesses will disclose any information regarding the investigation until the investigation is concluded and final discipline is rendered.

Employees have the right to representation while giving a formal statement. Employees will not be discharged, disciplined, demoted, denied promotion, transferred, re-assigned or otherwise discriminated against concerning their employment or threatened with any such treatment by reason of their exercise of rights.

Employees must be protected against false allegations of misconduct. This is best accomplished by consistently conducting thorough, fair and objective investigations. Persons who knowingly make a false complaint may be subject to criminal prosecution and / or civil action.