Office of Professional Responsibility

Compliments and Complaints About RCPD Personnel

The Rockville City Police Department values your input on the performance of both our sworn and civilian personnel. We encourage you to let us know when an officer or civilian member has provided exemplary service. Likewise, we want to know when you experience problems with our personnel.

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is committed to conducting fair, unbiased, and expedient investigations regarding allegations of misconduct by sworn officers, including allegations of excessive force, discourtesy and poor service. The Office of Professional Responsibility reports directly to the Chief of Police and operates independently of all other sections and divisions of the department. OPR takes every complaint seriously and is committed to a thorough and fair investigation.

Submit a Compliment or File a Complaint

Still have questions? Contact:

Office of Professional Responsibility
2 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please be advised that submitting a complaint will not have any effect on charges, either criminal or civil, that have been placed against a person by the police. Only the courts and the State’s Attorney’s Office can resolve those matters.

Filing a Complaint

If you wish to file a complaint, please be aware of the following:

It is the policy of the Department to investigate all complaints or concerns regarding the conduct of any employee, when they believe an employee acted in a manner that is improper, in violation of the law, or in violation of Department policy. Complaints which allege misconduct by any sworn officer and involve a member of the public, shall be reported to the Montgomery County Police Accountability Board (PAB). The PAB and Administrative Charging Committee (ACC) will be responsible for reviewing each administrative investigation and determining whether the involved officer(s) will be administratively charged, or not. If charges are determined, the ACC will also recommend discipline, in accordance with a disciplinary matrix established by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC) and adopted by the Rockville City Police Department.

  • Complaints should be filed as soon as possible after the incident. Delays in filing a complaint can hamper the investigation. You may write a letter detailing your complaint, or we will provide you with a form specifically designed for this purpose. When writing your letter, or completing your complaint form, please be as specific as possible regarding dates, times, places, the identity(ies) of those involved, names of witnesses, and what the member did or did not do that is the basis for your complaint. Remember, just like you have a right to due process, so does the department member. Please contact: to file a complaint or compliment.
  • Complaints are handled by the Office of Professional Responsibility.
  • The investigation will remain confidential until completed. Information related to complainants, witnesses, and employees will not be disclosed until the investigation concludes.

Thank you in advance for your time, patience, and feedback.

Internal Affairs Investigations - Calendar Year 2022

External Complaints Internal Complaints Complaint Classification Findings
  22-02 Performance of Duty Sustained
22-01   Conduct Unbecoming Not Sustained
22-03   Conduct Unbecoming Pending
22-04   Obligation to Duty Pending
22-05   Performance of Duty Pending

  • Complainant Case Information 

  • Individuals may see the status of their submitted complaint, on or after July 1, 2022, using the search tool below.  
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