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  1. File a Complaint on a CCSO Employee

    The Carteret County Sheriff's Office procedure for complaints against personnel provides a service for you, the community, and to our agency as well. It is the policy of the Carteret County Sheriff's Office to investigate all allegations and complaints of misconduct against any member of the agency. This policy will resolve disputes and facilitate prompt and equitable corrective action (where applicable).

    Complaint Process

    Every official citizen complaint is reviewed by the Professional Standards Division. If the complaint is of conduct that would violate Sheriff's Office policies and procedures or laws, an investigation will be authorized by the Sheriff and conducted. Depending on the seriousness of the complaint, some complaints will be referred to the Division Commander of the deputy or employee involved, who will then investigate the complaint.

    After the investigation is complete, the findings of the investigator will be sent to the Sheriff for review. If the Sheriff determines that an employee has violated any departmental policies or procedures, appropriate corrective action will be taken. Review of the incident will also include examining ways to improve our policies, procedures and services to the community.

    File a Complaint

    If you have a concern about the practice or personnel of the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, you may submit the form below to file a formal complaint. Please include as much information as possible.

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