Investigations Into Misconduct

Investigations Into Misconduct

Filing Complaints of Misconduct

You may file a complaint in any of the following ways:

Department of Detention and Enforcement
Investigations Unit
495 S. Main Street
Las Vegas, NV  89101
  • Call (702) 229-6444, opion 7, leave your name and address and we will mail a form to you.

Our Policy on Investigating
The Investigations Unit serves as the coordinating authority for all complaints, to include:  

  • Intentional discrimination.
  • Corruption
  • Brutality
  • Major use of force
  • Breach of civil rights
  • Criminal misconduct
  • Violation of a specific criminal statute
  • Discharge of a firearm whether on or off duty
  • As directed by the chief

The Investigations Unit reviews every complaint. Complaints alleging minor misconduct are referred to the supervisor of the accused employee. More serious allegations are investigated by an investigator.

This is strictly an investigative unit used to determine the facts of the case. Complaints alleging minor misconduct are referred to the supervisor of the accused employee. More serious allegations are investigated by an investigator.

Responsibility–Ours and Yours
The department's responsibilities are to receive and record your complaint, evaluate it for assignment, conduct an impartial investigation, make an unbiased disposition, and correct the misconduct if it is found.

Your responsibility is to report the facts as clearly as possible and as soon as possible after the incident. False complaints, with a specific intent to unjustly subject an employee to undeserved discipline or slander, or to place his/her employment status in jeopardy, can result in criminal charges being brought against you.

Complaint Classification
All investigations receive one of the following dispositions:

  • Unfounded–The incident did not happen or did not involve an employee of the department.
  • Not Sustained–There is insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the complaint.
  • Sustained–The allegation of misconduct is true.
  • Exonerated–The incident happened but the employee acted lawfully and properly.

Discipline
Administrative discipline used in misconduct cases may include oral reprimand / warning, written reprimand, suspension, reduction in classification, reduction in salary step or termination.

Under current Nevada state law (NRS Chapter 289), the disposition of a disciplinary case is considered a closed record and therefore, confidential. We cannot legally release such information. We can only tell you that we have verified, not verified, or insufficient information exists to verify the complaint.

The Department of Detention and Enforcement compiles annual statistics of all Internal Affairs investigations. A summary of this report is available upon request.

 



Contact Information

Investigations Unit
495 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV  89101
Phone: (702) 229-6444, option 7
E-mail

Business Hours: Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

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