Police Commendations and Complaints

Submit a Commendation

In order to submit a commendation for an officer of this department please email the Chief of Police at bpeters@portsmouthri.com.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Officer Name
  • Date of Incident
  • Time of Incident
  • Description of Circumstances

Submit a Complaint

Before submitting a complaint to the Portsmouth Police Department, please view the department's Policy for Citizen Complaints.

Then fill out the Citizen Complaint Form.


The Portsmouth Police Department is committed to impartial policing. Should you have any concerns regarding the actions of an officer or the practices of this agency please notify the Deputy Chief of Police at mmorse@portsmouthri.gov.