The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for receiving, processing, and supervising internal affairs investigations that involve allegations of criminal conduct and acts of misconduct made against members of our agency. The Internal Affairs Unit ensures that allegations made against members of theManalapan Township Police Department are thoroughly and objectively investigated to their logical conclusion. The Internal Affairs Unitmaintains a comprehensive index of all complaints received which are submitted to the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office on a regular and annual basis.
The Internal Affairs Unit has the responsibility to investigate all allegations of misconduct by members ofthe department, and to review and adjudicate all minor complaints, which are handled by supervisors.
Complaints will be accepted at any time in person at the Manalapan Township Police Department, which is located at 120 R.t 522, Manalapan NJ, 07726; by telephone at 732- 446-4300; by fax at 732-446-2876; by e-mail at OIC@Manalapanpolice.org, or by letter to the above listed address. You may review and utilize the Internal Affairs Civilian Complaint Information Sheet & Reporting Form, which is listed at the bottom of this page, during the complaint process. It is preferred, but not required that the complaint be made in person by the individual who is directly involved in theallegation against the Manalapan Township Police Department employee, so we can ascertain as much information as possible to effectively investigate the complaint.
Your Complaint will be sent to a specially trained internal affairs investigator who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation. You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or by providing other important information. All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated and you will be advised in writing of the outcome. If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county prosecutor will be notified and you might be asked to testify in court. If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department rules or regulations, you might be asked to testify in adepartmental hearing. Ifour investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed. Al disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
Once the investigation is concluded, you will be advised of the outcome in written form.