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.
Please join us at the 2019 Saint Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (“PCIARC”) Annual Summit. The PCIARC makes disciplinary and policy recommendations to the Saint Paul Chief of Police on all civilian initiated police conduct complaints. The PCIARC Annual Summit gives community members a chance to meet PCIARC Commissioners, learn about the complaint process, hear about the work of the PCIARC over the last year, and the plans for the future. Finally, community members can learn about the Saint Paul’s move toward more community-focused policing.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wellstone Community Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Please spread the word about the annual summit to the communities you serve. The PCIARC needs community participation, questions, and input!
Contact the PCIARC Coordinator Julian Roby with any questions at 651-266-8970, or email@example.com.
RSVP is encouraged. Accommodations are available upon request.
Filing a Police Complaint
To file a formal complaint of police misconduct, individuals have the following options:
- Individuals can file an electronic complaint; 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
280 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 280
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.