Message from the Chief
UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS
The Tampa Police Department thoroughly investigates all
complaints in a fair and unbiased manner with the truth of the
matter being the sole objective. We are committed to the fair
treatment of the community and investigate
You can view the department's policy on biased-based profiling
here. For more details, please contact the Professional Standards Bureau at
813-274-5849 or via the City of Tampa's
The Tampa Police Department is committed to fair treatment of all members of the community. Trust between members of the community and our officers will further the department's mission to provide police services that are fair, unbiased, judicious, and respectful of the dignity of all individuals. To that end, race, ethnic origin, gender, age, economic status, or sexual orientation of an individual are not to be independent factors or reasons for any action by any member of this department.
Citizens wishing to express their appreciation for Tampa Police
Department employees are encouraged to send an electronic letter to
the Chief of Police through our
Steps Involved in the Complaint Process
MAKING AN INQUIRY OR COMPLAINT
You may file your complaint
in person at the Professional Standards
Bureau Downtown Office, located at 411 North Franklin Street in
Tampa. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Complaints may also be filed in person with the shift commander at
one of the three district offices, which are open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.
3818 North Tampa Bay Boulevard
9330 North 30th Street
3808 North 22nd Street
If you choose to file a complaint by mail, please include your
phone number so an investigator can respond to you. Mail your
Professional Standards Bureau
411 North Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
While the department encourages citizens to report legitimate
complaints of misconduct, filing a false report is a violation
of the law.