The primary function of the Internal Affairs Unit is to maintain the integrity of the department. The Internal Affairs Unit acts under the authority of the Chief of Police and reports directly to the Chief. The unit is responsible for investigating all complaints against the Department or employees of the department. The Internal Affairs Unit serves as the liaison between department officials and the public and attempts to resolve problems in their early stages. The Internal Affairs unit is responsible for receiving, processing, and investigating allegations of misconduct by officers of the department.
The Internal Affairs Unit also receives and reviews all Use of Force, Pursuit After-Action, Shots Fired, and Property Damage reports filed by Evansville Police Department officers. The unit serves as the department liaison to the City Attorney and is responsible for investigating all tort claims and lawsuits filed against the department. The Internal affairs Unit is staffed by one sergeant.
The Internal Affairs Unit is located at Evansville Police Department Headquarters in the Civic Center.