The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office procedure for complaints against personnel provides a service for you, the community, and to our agency as well. It is the policy of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to investigate all allegations and complaints of misconduct against any member of the agency. This policy will resolve disputes and facilitate prompt and equitable corrective action (where applicable).
Every official citizen complaint is reviewed by the Professional Standards Division. If the complaint is of conduct that would violate Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures or laws, an investigation will be authorized by the Sheriff and conducted. Depending on the seriousness of the complaint, some complaints will be referred to the Division Commander of the deputy or employee involved, who will then investigate the complaint.
After the investigation is complete, the findings of the investigator will be sent to the Sheriff for review. If the Sheriff determines that an employee has violated any departmental policies or procedures, appropriate corrective action will be taken. Review of the incident will also include examining ways to improve our policies, procedures and services to the community.
If you have a concern about the practices or personnel of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, you may submit the form below to file a formal complaint. Please include as much information as possible. Please note that this form is reserved for complaints against personnel and should not be used to report crime. Please use this link to report tips on crime.