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Internal Affairs / Backgrounds

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The Internal Affairs Division of the National City Police Department is responsible for investigating internal affairs matters such as citizen’s complaints, inquiries, and department initiated investigations. The purpose of the Internal Affairs function is to maintain the integrity of the police department through objective, fair and impartial internal investigations and review to ensure public trust in the police department. In addition, the Internal Affairs Division maintains a close relationship with the National City Community and Police Relations Commission.

Internal Affairs: (619) 336-4481


Q: How do I commend an employee for a job well done or exceptional service?

A: You have several options available to report a job well done by an employee of the department. Citizens can mail a letter to the police department to the attention of Chief of Police Manuel Rodriguez at 1200 National City Blvd., National City CA 91950, call the on-duty watch commander during normal business hours at (619) 336-4400, or call the Internal Affairs Division Sergeant at 619-336-4481.

Q: How do I file a complaint?

A: You have several options available to file a complaint against an employee of the department. Citizens can report a complaint to the on-duty supervisor at any time day or night by coming to the National City Police Station and requesting to speak with a supervisior, call the main business line at (619) 336-4400 and ask to speak with a supervisor, or contact our Internal Affairs Division Sergeant at 619-336-4481.

Background Investigations Unit

The basic purpose of the Background Investigations Unit is to conduct comprehensive pre-employment investigations on all applicants who seek employment with the police department. The information gathered during these investigations is used to make informed decisions in determining a candidate’s suitability for hire.

Background Investigations Unit: (619) 336-4357