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File A Complaint Against An Employee

To File a Complaint Against an Employee:

Department policy General Order 5:
To ensure the integrity of the Department’s operations and personnel, it is the policy of this Department to investigate all allegations of misconduct, regardless of their source.

Anonymous complaints can be difficult to investigate; therefore the Department should carefully review each complaint for validation before disregarding it for lack of a credible complaint.

It is the policy of the Department to emphasize the prevention of misconduct as the primary method of reducing and controlling it.

If you are unhappy or dissatisfied with an employee’s behavior or performance, please let us know.  All complaints must be documented on a General Complaint Form (General Complaint Form PDF format), notarized and returned to the police department. The department would prefer you speak with a supervisor when you file a complaint. We do this to ensure that we obtain all the necessary information that we will need to fully and impartially investigate your complaint, as well as expedite the resolution of any complaints.

If you do not want to speak with a supervisor, you are able to file a complaint against an employee or officer by fully and accurately completing the attached complaint form. We ask that you print neatly or type the form if possible.

The police department will assign your complaint to a supervisor to investigate. The supervisor will contact you and send you a receipt for your complaint. You can contact that supervisor at any time to follow the progress of your complaint. The Chief of Police will send you a letter notifying you of the conclusion of the investigation and any action taken.

It certainly is unfortunate that you had the occasion to be less than satisfied with a member of our department, and we certainly hope that all future contacts with members of our department are positive ones.

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