Internal Affairs Division
The Internal Affairs Division is a staff unit commanded by Major Reuben Ramirez who reports directly to the Chief of Police. The Internal Affairs Division has the responsibility of conducting independent administrative investigations of allegations of misconduct or critical incidents involving members of the Dallas Police Department. The Internal Affairs Division will investigate external administrative complaints from all persons who are not members of law enforcement as determined by the Office of Community Police Oversight. The procedures established for the handling of administrative complaints assures the thorough investigation of incidents to determine if an administrative violation occurred by a preponderance of the evidence. The Internal Affairs Division makes certain due process is afforded to all members of the Dallas Police Department in the discipline process. The member's chain of command determines and issues discipline.
Internal Affairs maintains and reports statistical information on external administrative complaints and internal admistrative investigations. 2018 Annual Report
Internal Affairs collects and reports statistical information reported by officers involving contacts where an officer was required to use a control technique above compliant handcuffing. 2018 Response to Resistance Annual Report
Several types of police related statistical data, including officer involved shootings, is updated periodically and available to the public at DallasOpenData.com.