Internal Affairs Policy

Avalon Police Department Internal Affairs Investigators are responsible for all investigations involving allegations of criminal conduct by police officers in Avalon. This includes, but is not limited to, allegations of excessive force, corruption, racial profiling, selective enforcement, mistreatment of prisoners, evidence tampering, and other forms of Official Misconduct. Investigations are initiated on direct complaints of private citizens or complaints by police officers against other police officers.  Avalon Police Department Internal Affairs Investigators will also initiate investigations when necessary. 

The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit supplies legal assistance and guidance to municipal and county law enforcement agencies in their individual internal affairs administrative investigations.

To File a Complaint:
Complaints can be made in person, mail, phone, email, or fax. 

Avalon Police Department
Internal Affairs
3000 Dune Drive
Avalon, NJ 08202

You may also call the Avalon Police Department (609) 967-3411 to file a complaint over the phone.

Complaints can be made via email to: jroscoe@avalonboro.org 

Please include as much of the following information as you can remember:

Date, time and location of incident
Name(s) and badge numbers(s) of the officer(s) involved
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any potential witnesses
Circumstances of the incident

You can download the Internal Affairs Citizen Complaint Form and IA Form HERE

Anonymous complaints will be accepted and thoroughly investigated 

INTERNAL AFFAIRS SUMMARY REPORTS

Avalon Police Internal Affairs summary reports to the Cape May County Prosecutors Office are available by the year they were submitted. Click on the year link to view report:

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019