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Personnel Complaint

To report an emergency, call 911 (where applicable) or your local law enforcement office. This form is for non-emergency contact only. We will contact you once we have received your submission, if your contact information is provided.

It is the policy of the Chilton County Sheriff's Office to investigate all complaints made against
the department or its personnel, thoroughly, completely and impartially. A proper relationship
between the department and the citizens we serve, fostered by trust and confidence, is essential
to effective law enforcement efforts.

The Chilton County Sheriff's Office complaint process has been developed to ensure this proper
relationship provides people with a fair and effective method to address legitimate complaints
against Sheriff's Office personnel and to protect deputies and employees from false charges of
misconduct or wrongdoing.

The Sheriff's office 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 deputy by fully and accurately completing the form below. 

If you need help with the complaint form, you can get a supervisor with the
Chilton County Sheriff's Office to assist you with any questions you may have.

The Sheriff's Office will assign your complaint to a supervisor to investigate. The supervisor
will contact you and send you a receipt of your complaint. You can contact that supervisor any
time to follow the progress of your complaint.

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

You should be aware of the following:

  1. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office investigates all complaints in an impartial
  2. The Sheriff's Office will investigate this allegation as an administrative matter
    (violation of Agency policy) unless there is evidence that a crime was committed.
  3. In administrative investigations, the burden of proof is "preponderance of the
  4. Sworn statements may have to be taken from me or other persons who might be
  5. I will be notified of the status of my complaint during the course of the
    investigation and at the conclusion.
  6. The accused Deputy or employee has rights that the agency cannot violate during
    the investigation.
  7. I have received a copy of the completed initial Personnel Complaint Report.
  8. If I have any further questions, I can call and speak with the supervisor listed