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Employee Commendations / Complaints
Commending Superior Performance
If you wish to commend the actions of any Pembroke Pines Police Department officer or employee you may:
  • Ask to speak to the employee’s supervisor and verbally communicate your praise
  • Write a letter or email to the chief of police explaining your praise

Correspondence complimenting superior performance by a Pembroke Pines Police Department employee will be brought to the employee’s attention. In addition, it will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.

Your compliments regarding our employees are greatly appreciated. Comments regarding the professionalism and outstanding service department employees provide are always welcome.

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for investigating complaints and allegations of improper conduct made against employees of the Pembroke Pines Police Department. 
  • It is understood that a law enforcement agency cannot be successful in the administration of justice without the support of the community it serves.
  • To establish mutual trust, both citizens and Police Department employees must be assured that a fair and impartial system exists to thoroughly investigate and properly resolve complaints of misconduct.
  • A complainant may be required to give a sworn statement and requested to take a polygraph examination. Florida law requires that the complainant’s name be provided to the police officer under investigation.
  • Should a citizen be unable or unwilling to come to the Internal Affairs Office, an investigator may arrange to meet the complainant at another location. A complaint may also be initiated by a letter.

Please contact the Internal Affairs Office for further information.

Your Rights as a Complainant
Any citizen who believes a Police Department employee is guilty of misconduct has the right to make a complaint to any on-duty supervisor or directly to Internal Affairs. 

Once the complaint has been investigated, the citizen has the right to know the results. If the citizen is not satisfied with the disposition of the investigation, an appeal can be taken to:
  • The Chief of Police or his designee
  • The Broward County State Attorney’s Office
  • The Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations

The Pembroke Pines Police Department believes that a fair and impartial complaint review process is necessary to ensure that the community received the highest degree of professional law enforcement service. If it becomes necessary to make a complaint, you can be assured of a fair and thorough investigation.

False Complaints
False complaints are sometimes made against Police Department employees. Citizens should be aware that making a false statement or written declaration under oath may be a violation of Florida State Statute. Additionally, officers also have the right to bring a civil suit against any individual who files a false or malicious complaint.

Civil Rights Statement
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, call the Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capital, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

Internal Affairs Unit

City of Pembroke Pines Police Department
9500 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Ph: 954-436-3280

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.