Substantiated Complaints

When the investigation of a complaint reveals the charges are true and should be sustained against the police employee, the action taken depends on the degree of the offense, the record of the offender and the seriousness of the violation.

Actions Taken

The department may take the following actions depending on the nature and severity of the violation:

  • Training
  • Counseling
  • Oral reprimand
  • Written reprimand
  • Reduction in rank
  • Suspension or administrative leave with or without pay
  • Termination

Informing Officers

No personnel of the department will be investigated for any infraction or be cited for any violation without being fully informed that such action is being investigated or that they have been cited for such an infraction.

The exception to this rule would be a confidential investigation to determine if a member or employee is violating a directive, policy or law.

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