Professional Standards Bureau

The Dayton Police Department is dedicated to providing the very highest quality police services to our citizens. The Professional Standards Bureau has the primary responsibility for ensuring that our police officers respond in a professional manner and abide by proper police procedures in all circumstances. All complaints received by the Professional Standards Bureau are reviewed and addressed.

To file a complaint about the service you received, you may contact us by the following methods:


Most complaints will require some form of personal contact with an investigator from the Professional Standards Bureau. You may be asked to provide a written or tape-recorded statement and to sign a formal complaint. If you are alleging that you received injuries during your contact with the police, we will need to photograph the injuries and medical reports may be required.

Anonymous complaints are also reviewed for investigation. However, each is considered on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the information provided in the complaint.

If you have any questions about the complaint procedure, we encourage you to call the Professional Standards Bureau at 937-333-1018 Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.