Filing a Complaint

Filing a Complaint with the Independent Police Review Board

The Independent Police Review Board (IPRB) has the authority to receive and review allegations of misconduct filed by a person against police officers employed by Allegheny County. The alleged misconduct must have occurred on or after January 1, 2022, and the complaint must be received no later than 180 days after the incident.

Instructions for completing the complaint form:
Online(PDF, 824KB)
Paper or Fillable PDF(PDF, 44KB)

If not filed online, completed complaint forms may be emailed to, mailed to IPRB, 102 County Office Building Mezzanine, 542 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or delivered to the same address by hand.

After a complaint is filed, the board will notify the person submitting the complaint of its receipt. The notification may occur via email or by U.S. mail, depending on how the complaint was filed. The board will also notify the Superintendent and the police officer against whom the complaint was filed of the complaint.

For more information on the process when a complaint is received, you can review Ordinance 06-21-OR(PDF, 892KB).

Have questions or need more information? You can reach the board via email at or by phone at 412-350-1945.