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Professional Standards Office

The members of the Deptford Township Police Department 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.

Overview

The Deptford Township Police Department 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 specially 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. 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.
  • All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
  • It is unlawful to provide information in this matter which you do not believe to be true.
  • You may call the Deptford Township Police Department Internal Affairs Unit at  856-812-2544 with any additional information or any questions about the case.   

 

How to File a Complaint

Online

Any person with a complaint regarding a Deptford police officer may complete the Citizens Complaint form and click “Email” at which time, the form will be sent directly to an Office of Professional Standards officer.

By Mail

You may also complete and print the form to take to the police department. Please contact any of the listed Office of Professional officers (right column of this page) if you have any questions or concerns. If you do not have a printer, you may go to the police department to obtain a form.

Citizens Complaint Form

 

Contact Information

Citizen Complaints:

Chief Frank Newkirk
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 1274

Captain Ian McShane
Administrative Division Commander
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 5182

Detective Lieutenant John Gigante
Criminal Investigations Commander
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 1272

Detective Sergeant Donald Kiermeier
Criminal Investigations Division Supervisor
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 1267

Detective Sergeant Michael Pardini
Criminal Investigations Division Supervisor
Phone: (856) 845-6300 Ext. 1272

 

Helpful Files

2020 DTPD Internal Affairs Report Early Warning System Policy (NJ Attorney General Guideline 2018-3) Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) Use of Force Policy