The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) requires that we provide the following statistics on the dispositions of complaints against officers:
|Year||Total Complaints||Sustained||Unfounded||Exonerated||Not Sustained|
Sustained = Investigation provided the allegations made in the complaint
Unfounded = Investigation indicates the acts in the complaint did not occur or did not involve police personnel
Exonerated = Investigation shows the acts occurred but were justified, lawful, and proper
Not Sustained = Investigation failed to discovered enough evidence to prove or disprove the complaint
Any citizen or prisoner has the right to make a complaint about any officer or employee of the Danvers Police Department. Forms are available online and at the station. You are not required to fill out or sign the form for an investigation to be conducted; you may file a verbal complaint. Please ask to speak to the Officer in Charge regarding your complaint, whether filing in writing or verbally.
Citizens are also encouraged to submit an officer commendation form when they receive exceptional service from one of our officers. They are available online.