Police Complaint Policy and Form

Police Complaint Policy and Form

It is the policy of the UNC School of the Arts Police and Public Safety Department to investigate all allegations and complaints of misconduct against any member of the department. Proper adherence to the provisions of this policy will clear the innocent and facilitate prompt and equitable corrective disciplinary action.

Complaints may be submitted:

  • Anonymously
  • In person
  • Telephone: 336-770-3321 (staffed 24 hours, seven days a week)
  • Email Complaint Form to: davisg@uncsa.edu
  • Mail Complaint Form

Mail compliant form to:
Professional Standards Unit c/o
UNCSA Police Department
2010 Kenan Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27127.

Complaint Form (PDF)

Complaints can be submitted anonymously, however, to ensure a thorough investigation, the department's ability to contact the complainant is vital and we request contact information be included. If you do not wish your identity to be known, then do not enter your name, email address and telephone number in the optional spaces provided on the form.

The department employee receiving the complaint will fill out the Department Complaint Report and promptly forward it to the Professional Standards Unit Captain or designee for determination of the complaint type and assignment for investigation.

Citizen complaints that allege criminal violations, corruption, excessive force, etc., are investigated by the Professional Standards Captain. Citizen complaints that involve non-criminal, routine disciplinary action, may be referred to the Shift Supervisor or division supervisor for investigation or processing.

A thorough investigative report will be completed and forwarded to the Chief of Police who will review the findings and make a final determination as to the action to be taken. Any disciplinary action taken against a member of the Department is confidential and will be kept confidential as required by state personnel law.

The Professional Standards Unit Captain, or designee, will notify the complainant of the disposition of the internal investigation. The Disposition of the Complaints are Classified as Follows:

  • Not involved - The employee was not present at the time the alleged misconduct occurred.
  • Unfounded - The incident did not occur or the employee investigated was not involved.
  • Not Sustained - There is insufficient evidence to either prove or disprove the allegation.
  • Exonerated - The incident occurred but was lawful and proper.
  • Sustained - The allegation is supported by sufficient evidence to indicate the allegation is true.