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The Sunrise Police Department feels that in order to keep the trust and confidence of the community, the internal investigation process must not only be sound, but also unquestionably effective and objective. The Department has made a commitment to this principle by maintaining a strong and independent Internal Affairs Unit, the duties of which include:

  • Conducting and monitoring administrative and criminal investigations into employee misconduct. 
  • Conducting investigations of all officer-involved shooting incidents, as well as in-custody deaths.
  • Maintaining a complete database of all complaints, investigations, civil claims, use of force investigations and traffic accidents.
  • Providing training and guidance to all supervisors in terms of administrative investigations and employee rights.

Commending Performance

Everyone likes a pat on the back when they do a good job. Sunrise Police Officers are no different. Each year, the Department receives thousands of employee commendations from the public. But for each one we receive, there are probably twice as many commendable acts that go unnoticed.

When you receive service from our Department that you feel is worthy of a commendation, we would like to hear about it. Call the Internal Affairs Division at (954) 746-3583 or the employee's supervisor (if you know it). Please include all the information you can remember such as the employee's name, the date, time and circumstances of the incident.

The employee will be notified of your commendation as will his/her supervisor, and a copy will also be placed in his/her employee file.

File A Complaint

The Sunrise Police Department takes ALL complaints seriously. When a citizen lodges a complaint against a member of the Sunrise Police Department, it is assigned to the Internal Affairs Division for review. This office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If the Internal Affairs Division (IAD) offices are closed, you may lodge a complaint with any supervisory officer of the department. Once received, the complaint will be investigated by IAD or the employee's supervisor.

Florida law requires that all complaints against police officers must be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. Just as citizens who are arrested must be notified of the charges against them, police officers must be given a copy of the complaint before any disciplinary action may be taken.

Contact Us

Internal Affairs Division - Office Of Chief
10440 W. Oakland Park Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone us at (954) 746-3583 or email us  at: sunrisepolicechief@sunrisefl.gov