The Detective Bureau’s Private Criminal Complaint Unit receives and reviews complaints submitted by County residents concerning all types of issues. These complaints include everything from neighbor disagreements to problems with public agencies, but are often civil in nature and not appropriate for criminal prosecution.
Detectives assigned to the Private Complaint Unit carefully evaluate each submission for possible criminal prosecution. Complaints deemed appropriate for prosecution are forwarded to an Assistant District Attorney for further review and approval. The District Attorney’s Office created this Private Criminal Complaint Process reference guide to assist the public.