Internal Affairs

Contact
P: (336) 229-3540
F: (336) 229-3146

The Burlington Police Department conducts thorough investigations into all allegations of police misconduct. Officer and employees are held to the highest standard of professional conduct. 

Responsibility for documentation and analysis of internal investigations lies with the Support Bureau Assistant Chief.

Assistant Chief Chris Verdeck: (336) 229-3542

Internal Affairs Dispositions
Cases brought against Officers or staff will be categorized as one of four dispositions:
 1. Sustained: Sufficient evidence and facts are present demonstrating the alleged behavior occurred and the employee is responsible
 2. Not Sustained: The evidence and facts are inconclusive and no determination can be made regarding the alleged behavior
 3. Unfounded: The evidence and facts are present demonstrating the allegation is false 
 4. Exonerated: The evidence and facts are present demonstrating the alleged behavior did occur, however that conduct is either justified and/or within departmental policy and training
 
The Burlington Police Department conducts an annual statistical summary of the investigations conducted throughout the year.  Below are Annual Statistical for those investigations:

2015: The Burlington Police Department conducted six internal investigations during the year 2015. One case was Not Sustained, two cases were Exonerated, two cases were Sustained and one case was Unfounded.  

2014: The Burlington Police Department conducted two internal investigations during the year 2014. One case was Exonerated and one case was Sustained. 

2013:The Burlington Police Department conducted four internal investigations during the year 2013. Three cases were classified sustained and one case was unfounded.

Links to other Internal Affairs sites:
North Carolina Internal Affairs Investigators Association