Professional Standards / Internal Affairs

About the Unit

The Union County Police Department is dedicated to providing the best possible police service to the citizens it serves. The Internal Affairs Unit of the Union County Police Department is responsible for ensuring that members of the Police Department meet the highest standards of professional conduct, integrity and ethical performance.

The office is responsible for thorough investigation of all complaints of misconduct against the members of the Department. The Unit is also charged with administering the investigative and disciplinary process for the Department. If you feel strongly about the conduct of an officer, positively or negatively, please let us know.

Contact the Unit

Visit the Unit
400 North Avenue, East, Westfield, NJ 07090

E-mail the Unit

Capt. Gary Black

Citizen Complaints


The members of the Union County Police Department are committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. It is in the best interest of everyone that a complaint about the performance of an individual employee or the agency in general be resolved fairly and promptly.

The Union County Police Department has formal procedures for investigating these complaints. These procedures ensure fairness while also protecting the rights of both citizens and employees.

  • Your complaint will be sent to either a superior or specially trained internal affairs officer who will conduct a thorough and objective investigation.
  • You will be asked to help in the investigation by giving a detailed statement about what happened or by providing other important information.
  • All complaints against employees or the agency in general are thoroughly investigated. You will be advised in writing of the outcome of the investigation.
  • 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.
  • If our investigation results in an employee being charged with a violation of department rules, you might be asked to testify in a departmental hearing.
  • If our investigation shows that the complaint is unfounded or that the employee acted properly, the matter will be closed.
  • All disciplinary hearings shall be closed to the public, unless the defendant officer requests an open hearing.

It is unlawful to provide information in a matter that you do not believe to be true.

You may elect to telephone or e-mail the Internal Affairs Officers, Capt. Gary Black at 908-654-9821, with any additional information or questions concerning the case.






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