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2019 FH0 Office of Police Complaints

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The mission of the Office of Police Complaints (OPC) is to increase public confidence in the police and promote positive community-police interactions.

Summary of Services

OPC receives, investigates, adjudicates, and mediates police misconduct complaints filed by the public against the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) police officers. In addition to these responsibilities, the agency issues policy recommendations to the Mayor, the Council of the District of Columbia, and the Chiefs of Police of MPD and DCHA’s Office of Public Safety (OPS) proposing reforms that will promote greater police accountability by reducing the level of police misconduct or improving the citizen complaint process.