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Complaints About Employee Misconduct

Filing a Complaint of Misconduct: 

The Professional Standards Section is responsible for investigating employee misconduct complaints involving Michigan Department of State Police employees. The Professional Standards Section of the Michigan Department of State Police does not have supervisory authority over employees of other state, county, or local police agencies. Complaints of misconduct against MSP employees may be filed with local post and district commanders or with the Professional Standards Section at MSP Headquarters. 

Making a Report Locally:

Members of the public are encouraged to contact a local supervisor or commander by going to or calling the nearest state police post or district headquarters. Locations and phone numbers can be found in the District and Post Directory. Some complaints can be appropriately resolved by the supervisor. Those not resolved will be referred to the Professional Standards Section, which will assign an investigator to contact the person making the complaint. 

Making a Report to MSP Headquarters:

Members of the public may file a complaint with MSP Headquarters by contacting the Professional Standards Section. Persons wishing to make a report with the Professional Standards Section should complete a Public Complaint Against Employee form and submit it using one of the following methods:

  • By Mail:
    Michigan State Police
    Professional Standards Section
    P.O. Box 30634
    7150 Harris Drive
    Dimondale, MI 48821

  • By Fax: 517-284-3241

  • By E-Mail:

A person making a complaint will generally be contacted by a member of the Professional Standards Section within 3 business days. If you have questions about a complaint, or if you have not been contacted within 3 business days, call the Professional Standards Section at 517-284-3278.