Complaint Filing

The division believes trust and confidence of the public is essential and will make fair and vigorous investigations of complaints against the division or its associates.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the division regarding any incident perceived as unlawful, unreasonable, and/or objectionable, by one of the following methods:

  • In person at any time and request to speak to the supervisor on duty, who will take the complaint in writing (this is the preferred method).
  • By telephone at 614-277-1710 and request to speak with the supervisor on duty.
  • In writing.
    • Addressed to:
      Chief Eric Scott, Grove City Division of Police
      3360 Park Street
      Grove City, OH 43123

All complaints alleging misconduct by an associate of the division will be investigated by supervisory personnel. Complaints alleging serious misconduct will be investigated by the divisions internal affairs function. Line supervisors will investigate allegations of minor misconduct.

  • Complaints are registered by the duty supervisor on the required form.
  • A complaint verification slip will be given, stating that the investigation will be initiated. The complainant will be advised of the status and conclusion of the investigation. Unless extenuating circumstances exist, internal affairs investigations should be concluded within thirty days.
  • The investigations safeguard the rights of the complainant and the rights of the associate accused of wrong-doing.
  • Generally, formal internal affairs investigation interviews are conducted at the Safety Complex.
  • The complainant, witnesses, and employees may be requested to take a polygraph test relevant to the complaint and/or investigation.
  • The complainant and/or witnesses may be prosecuted if the allegation and corroborative statements are false. Malicious allegations and/or false charges are not tolerated by this division.

These procedures are designed to inform and ensure fairness to all involved in an internal affairs investigation, not to dissuade the filing of a legitimate complaint against the division or its associates.