The Internal Affairs unit investigates all serious complaints filed against an employee or related to actions taken by the Agency. Feedback from the community, both positive and negative.
Citizens are encouraged to bring forward legitimate grievances regarding misconduct by any St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office employee. This comment form is to be made available to any citizen who wishes to file a complaint. The person who is making the complaint must complete the form in its entirety. Anyone who needs assistance in completing the complaint form should call (904) 824-8304 and contact an Internal Affairs representative.
In order to preserve the integrity of the process, all investigations of misconduct are based on sworn testimony given in writing and in tape-recorded oral interviews. In the interest of fairness, it is important that Florida Statutes 837.06 and 775.082-083- 084 are understood by anyone making an official statement in connection with an official investigation. Whoever knowingly makes a false statement with the intent to mislead a public servant in the performance of their official duty shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. Further, if the allegation(s) against the officer are unfounded, the accused has the right to pursue civil recourse against the complainant.