PROCEDURES FOR FILING A COMPLAINT
Complaint Against Police Officer
It is the desire of The Jersey Village
Police Department to fully investigate any and all complaints of misconduct
against any employee of the department. In accordance with the law, (Title 6
Government Code), such a complaint must be made in writing and signed by the
complainant. You may contact our Internal Affairs Division directly by
calling 713-466-2122 or mail your written, signed statement to:
Jersey Village Police Department
Internal Affairs Division
16401 Lakeview Drive
Jersey Village, Texas 77040
TITLE 6. PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 614. PEACE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS
SUBCHAPTER B. COMPLAINT AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR FIRE FIGHTER
Sec. 614.021. Applicability of Subchapter. This subchapter applies only to a complaint against:
(1) A law enforcement officer of the State of Texas, including an officer of the Department of Public Safety or of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;
(2) A firefighter who is not covered by a civil service statute; or
(3) A police officer that is not covered by a civil service statute.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg. ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Sec. 614.023. Copy of complaint to be in writing and signed by complainant. To be considered by the head of a state agency or by the head of a fire or police department, the complaint must be:
(1) In writing, and
(2) Signed by the person making the complaint.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept . 1, 1993. Sec. 614.023. Copy of complaint to be given to officer or employee.
(a) A copy of a signed complaint against a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or police officer shall be given to the officer or employee within a reasonable time after the complaint is filed.
(b) Disciplinary action may not be taken against the officer to employee unless a copy of the signed complaint is given to the officer or employee. Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Notes of Decisions
Statute does not provide sole avenue by which complainant against police officer may be processed and does not conflict with Dallas city charter procedures whereby citizens may initiate misconduct proceedings against officers to employees in classified service. Graves v. City of Dallas (civ. App. 1975) 532 S. 2d 106. Ref. n.r.e. Letters from internal affairs investigator which directed police officer to respond to three specific acts of misconduct constituted compliance with statute as it was in writing, signed by the person making the complaint, and presented to the affected officer prior to the taking of disciplinary action. Fudge v. Haggar (civ. App. 1981) 621 S. w.2d 196. Ref. n.r.e.
JERSEY VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE OFFICER
DATE: ___________________ Case # __________________
CITY: ______________________ STATE: __________________ ZIP: __________
HOME PHONE: ___________________________ BUS. PHONE: ___________________
EMPLOYEE INVOLVED: __________________________________________________
DATE OF INCIDENT: _____________ TIME OF INCIDENT: ___________________
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: ________________________________________________
DETAILS OF COMPLAINT
Type or print name of complainant: ________________________________________________
Complainants Signature: _______________________________________________________
NOTE: If additional pages are needed please attach. Signature is required on all pages