Compliments & Complaints

The members of the Hunterdon Sheriff's Office are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective and impartially applied. It is in the best interests of everyone that your complaint about the performance of an individual officer is resolved fairly and promptly. The Hunterdon County Sheriff's Office has formal procedures for investigating your complaint. These procedures ensure fairness and protect the rights of both citizens and law enforcement officers.

Your complaint will be sent to a superior officer or a specifically trained internal affairs officer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.

You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or providing other important information.

All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated.

Investigation Outcomes

You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.

  • If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county prosecutor will be notified. You might be asked to testify in court.
  • If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
  • If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.

Disciplinary Hearings

All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.

Further Information

It is unlawful to provide information in this matter which you do not believe to be true.

You may call the Internal Affairs Officer at 908-806-5542 with any additional information or any questions about the case.

Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs (IA)

Annual Hiring / Diversity

Standards Operating Procedures (SOP)

Reportable IA Incident Forms