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Metropolitan Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau

The Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) acts as the guardian of the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department’s reputation and is charged with the accountability, implementation, and maintenance of the Department’s anti-corruption programs. It is an office of unparalleled integrity that provides effective corruption control and behavior accountability through comprehensive proactive and reactive investigations, inspections, and adjudications of misconduct and corruption. The IAB also collects extensive statistical data for review, assessment, and trend analysis.

The Internal Affairs Bureau has the following organizational units:

  • Internal Affairs Division investigates members of the Metropolitan Police Department for misconduct as well as lethal and serious non-lethal uses of police force. The division also serves as the Department’s liaison to the Office of Police Complaints.
  • Internal Compliance Division ensures the proper adjudication and documentation of performance and discipline.
  • Court Liaison Division coordinates Metropolitan Police Department members' participation in both criminal and traffic court proceedings as well as other court-related activities.

Complaints that are filed with the Internal Affairs Bureau may fall within the purview of the Office of Police Complaints. In these instances, the Internal Affairs Bureau will ensure that the proper element investigates the complaint.

For more information about filing a complaint or commendation follow the link below.

Contact Information

Internal Affairs Bureau
Assistant Chief Wilfredo Manlapaz
300 Indiana Avenue, NW
Room 5058
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-5084
Fax: (202) 724-7192