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 free by clicking on the PDF Reader line in the tools sections of our menu.
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:
600 301 Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-747-3011 Ext 2020 or 2021
For mail-in complaints, mail to:
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Operations Center
600 US Highway 301 Boulevard West
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm