Civilian Complaint Process / Forms

It is the policy of this department to investigate all complaints of alleged employee misconduct and to equitably determine whether the allegations are valid or invalid and to take appropriate action. All allegations of departmental or officer misconduct shall be properly investigated whether such complaints are received verbally, in writing, through a third party, or anonymously. View our Civilian Complaint Policy (PDF).

The forms necessary to initiate the complaint process are found below. Once downloaded, the form needs to be completed and returned to the Waterford Police Department. Instructions for delivering the completed form can be found on the document.

The forms can also be found at the Waterford Town Hall and at the Waterford Community Center.

Once the investigation is complete, if the person filing the complaint is not satisfied with the Chief's findings, the person can request the complaint be scheduled before the Waterford Police Commission, which is a civilian oversight board. Connecticut state statute 7-276 details the authority of the board. The current members are:

  • Mark Gelinas
  • Christopher Gamble
  • James Dimmock
  • Thomas Sheridan (Chairman)
  • First Selectman Robert Brule

View the Civilian Complaint Form English (PDF).

View the Civilian Complaint Form Spanish (PDF).