Internal Affairs

The purpose of the Internal Affairs Unit is to maintain a high quality of law enforcement services. Improving the relationship between employees and the public facilitates cooperation vital to the department’s ability to achieve its goals. This department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially delivered. Employees are held to the highest standards of conduct and are expected to respect the rights of all citizens. This department must be responsive to the community by providing formal procedures for the processing of complaints regarding individual employee performance.

An effective disciplinary framework permits department personnel to monitor employee compliance with department directives, assist employees in meeting department objectives, enhance performance, and permit managers to identify problem areas which require increased training or direction. The Internal Affairs Unit shall ensure fundamental fairness and due process protection to citizens and employees alike.

Harrison Police Department has had no major discipline for the 2022 year.


Internal Affairs Investigation Statistics Website

To File a Complaint:

Complaints can be made in person, via fax, email or USPS letter to the Harrison Police Department Internal Affairs located at 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NJ, 07029.  You may also call the office of Internal Affairs at (973) 483-4100, Ext. 5113, to speak to an investigator Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  If calling after 4:00 p.m., you can leave a message on the recorded line.  You will receive a return call the next business day.

Complaints can be made via email to

Please include as much of the following information as you can remember:

  • Date, time and location of incident
  • Name(s) and badge numbers(s) of the officer(s) involved
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any potential witnesses
  • Circumstances of the incident

You may also decide to complete a Civilian Complaint Form. Anonymous complaints will be accepted and thoroughly investigated.