What information or documents must the Department provide to an officer prior to an interrogation?

The officer must be informed of the nature of the investigation (§ 3303(c)), the rank, name and command of the officer in charge of the interrogation, and the names of all interrogating officers and others who will be present for the interrogation (§ 3303(b)). Generally, the interrogation can only be conducted at a “reasonable hour,” and while on duty (§ 3303(a)), and the officer may only be interrogated through two interrogators (§ 3303(b)).

Officers are not entitled to statements of witnesses prior to their investigative interview, but officers are entitled to a copy of his or her own statement if the employee is to be re-interviewed regarding the same or similar allegations.