To file an Internal Affairs Complaint against this agency or its employees contact the following Internal Affairs Officers:
Lieutenant John Esposito 732-431-6400 Ext. 1127
Sergeant David Lasko 732-431-6400 Ext. 1190
Civilian Complaint Information
1. Reportd or Complaints of officer/employee misconduct must be accepted from any person, including anonymous
sources, at any time.
2. Complaints shall be accepted regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, disability, or immigration status of the complaining party.
3. Your complaint will be sent to a superior officer or a specially trained internal affairsofficer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
4. You might be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what
happened or providing other important information or documents.
5. All complaints against law enforcement officers are thoroughly investigated. You will be kept
informed of the status of the investigation and its ultimate outcome, if requested, and you provide contact information. The exact discipline imposed is confidential, but you will be advised of the ultimate finding, namely:
- Sustained: A preponderance of the evidence shows an officer violated any law;
regulation; directive, guideline, policy, or procedure issued by the Attorney General or County Prosecutor; agency protocol; standing operating procedure; rule; or training.
- Unfounded: A preponderance of the evidence shows that the alleged misconduct did not occur.
- Exonerated: A preponderance of the evidence shows the alleged conduct did occur, but
did not violate any law; regulation; directive, guideline, policy, or procedure issued by the Attorney General or County Prosecutor; agency protocol; standing operating procedure; rule; or training.
- Not Sustained: The investigation failed to disclose sufficient evidence to clearly prove or
disprove the allegation.
6. If our investigation shows that a crime might have been committed, the county
prosecutor will be notified. You might be asked to testify in court.
7. If our investigation results in an officer being charged with a violation of department
rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
8. If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the officer acted
properly, the matter will be closed.
9. Internal affairs investigations are confidential, and all disciplinary hearings shall be closed to
the public unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.
10. You may call the internal affairs investigator with any additional information or any questions about the case.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Division’s Internal Affairs Summary Of Complaints document can be viewed by clicking the image below.
This report is provided as per Major Discipline Directive (IAPP 9.11.1) in the State of New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2020-7. The report contains Statistics regarding the types of IA complaints this agency has received.
In addition to this report the Internal Affairs Complaint Forms are available by clicking here. Complaint forms in multiple languages can be found at https://www.njoag.gov/programs/iapp/ as per Major Discipline Directive (IAPP 5.1.4)
CALEA Public Access Portal – Access is provided as an opportunity for comments, commendations, and other information regarding the Law Enforcement Division relevant to accreditation.