Misconduct Complaint Form

Misconduct Complaint Form

Complaints are often the result of a misunderstanding or disagreement with the application of law or Sheriff's Office procedures.

Complaints of misconduct can be accepted by any employee or supervisor. The Complainant may also contact Professional Standards directly. Complaints may be made in person at any of the district offices or by telephone, facsimile or letter. During non-business hours, complaints may be directed to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office Telephone Reporting Unit or any Manatee County Sheriff's Office employee.

While the Manatee County Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to report legitimate complaints of misconduct, it also assumes and expects that citizens will not file frivolous, vindictive or false complaints against employees who have properly performed their duties. State law forbids the intentional filing of a false report to law enforcement and also prohibits anyone from lying under oath.

Below is a link to our online complaint form. The form is a .PDF document which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it here for free

Directions for Completing Form.

With our online form you have the option of either printing out the blank form and filling it out by hand or you may also fill it out here and then click print on your browser to print out a completed form.

Please note, the form cannot be submitted via the Internet. It must be printed and then either mailed, faxed or turned in personally.

Completed forms may be submitted by:

For in-person complaints:
Professional Standards
600 301 Boulevard West
Suite 202
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-747-3011 Ext 2020 or 2021

For mail-in complaints, mail to:
Professional Standards
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Operations Center
600 US Highway 301 Boulevard West
Bradenton, 34205

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm