Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission
The Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) reviews and makes disciplinary and policy recommendations to the Saint Paul Chief of Police on all civilian initiated police conduct complaints. Composed of up to nine Saint Paul residents, the commission is essential to the trust between police and the communities they serve. The PCIARC does not replace civil or criminal court, but makes recommendations to the chief of police regarding investigation findings and potential discipline, subject to the Minnesota Peace Officer Discipline Procedures Act and related state labor laws. The chief of police has the final authority over any disciplinary action imposed against a police officer.
Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Council Annual Summit
Register now for the 2018 City of Saint Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) Annual Summit. The event highlights the work the PCIARC does in reviewing police misconduct complaints and is an opportunity for the PCIARC Commissioners to hear from the community. The PCIARC Summit will include an overview of the 2017 Annual Report and update on changes to the PCIARC ordinance, highlights of the first year of implementation, and a chance to meet the PCIARC Commissioners, and City of Saint Paul staff involved in handling police misconduct complaints. The event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: 2018 PCIARC Annual Summit
WHEN: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Coffee and light refreshments
WHERE: Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104
WHO: Saint Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity
Saint Paul Police Department
Saint Paul NAACP
Filing a Police Complaint
To file a formal complaint of police misconduct, individuals have the following options:
- Individuals can submit a complaint online; or
- Individuals can receive assistance from the PCIARC coordinator in completing and submitting a complaint; or
- Individuals can complete the PCIARC Complaint form and mail or email to the PCIARC coordinator.
City of Saint Paul
Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity
Attn: PCIARC Coordinator
15 Kellogg Boulevard West
240 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102
The following contacts can assist civilians in filing a police conduct complaint:
PCIARC Coordinator - Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Department
15 Kellogg Boulevard West, Suite 240
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Phone: 651-266-8966 I TTY: 651-266-8977 I Email
District 2 Community Council
1364 Prosperity Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone: 651-774-2220 I Email
Please call or email to set up an appointment. Complaint intake help is also available here in Spanish and Hmong.
Proveemos ayuda para denunciar las acciones (ineptas) de oficiales del departamento de la policia de Saint Paul.
Saint Paul Police Department - Internal Affairs Unit
367 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN 55101
The city seeks to ensure that police officers perform their duties with professionalism. Honest feedback is essential to maintaining a police department that is trustworthy and responsive to the communities it serves. It is crucial that truthfulness be maintained in the filing and investigation of complaints against the police. Please be advised that Minnesota law (Minn. Stat. § 609.505) makes it a criminal offense to make a knowingly false and defamatory report of police officer misconduct.
For questions on the complaint process or the Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission, please contact the PCIARC Coordinator.