The Internal Affairs Division of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for ensuring that members of the department meet the highest standards of professional conduct and are responsive to the citizens they serve. This Division is also responsible for the thorough investigation of all complaints of misconduct against members of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.
The primary mission is to assure that the members of the Sheriff’s Office meet the highest standards of integrity and ethical performance.
The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing the best possible police service to the citizens it serves. Officers are carefully selected and receive the best possible training to help them perform their duties in a fair, honest, impartial, and professional manner. Your assistance helps the Sheriff’s Office maintain the integrity of the organization. If you feel strongly about the conduct of an officer, positively or negatively, please let us know.
The Internal Affairs Division can be reached by telephone at: (732) 745- 3271 ext.4173,4174, 3375 or citizens may visit Headquarters located at the 701 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901.
How to commend an officer
Recognition for a job well done is important. Officers and civilian employees of the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office are no exception. If an officer or other member of the Sheriff’s Office renders a service that you feel is worthy of a commendation, we would like to hear about it.
To commend a Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office employee you may:
• Telephone the Internal Affairs Division by calling: (732) 745-3271 ext, 4173, 4174 or 3375.
• Telephone the members supervisor directly.
• Write to the Internal Affairs Supervisor at: 701 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901.
o Please include as much of the following information as you can remember:
o Date, time, and location of the incident
o Name(s) and badge number(s) of the member(s) involved.
o Circumstances of the incident.
The employee and his/her supervisor will be notified of the commendation. A copy will also be included in the employee’s personnel file.
How to file a complaint
Providing police services can often be a very difficult and complex job. The Sheriff’s Office recognizes that mistakes may be made and the actions of our officers may fall short of expectations. The Sheriff’s Office has established rules and regulations and standard operating procedures governing the professional and personal conduct of employees and acceptable work performance standards. These guidelines are designed to protect the well-being and the rights of all citizens and employees. The Internal Affairs Division will thoroughly investigate all reports of misconduct by officers regardless of the source. Anyone who files a complaint against an officer will be treated with courtesy and respect.
To make a complaint you may:
Telephone the Internal Affairs Division by calling: (732) 745-3271 ext, 4173, 4174 or 3375, to speak to a representative Monday through Friday, between 7:00am and 4:30 pm. After 4:30 pm, you may leave a message with our Shift Supervisor. You will receive a return call during business hours from our office.
Make your complaint in person at police headquarters at any time or write to the Commanding Officer of the Office of Internal Affairs Division located at:
Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office
Internal Affairs Division
701 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Please include as much of the following information as you can remember:
• Date, time, and location of the incident
• Name(s) and badge number(s) of the member(s) involved
• Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses
• Circumstances of the incident
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