When a citizen makes an official complaint against an officer, it is documented and investigated by the officer's supervisor. If the complaint is serious in nature or can not be resolved by the supervisor, it is forwarded to the captain for further investigation. Once the investigation is complete it is forwarded to the police chief as founded or unfounded. If the complaint is founded, the captain recommends the appropriate disciplinary action to be taken for the officers actions.
Maj. Darren McLaughlin is the commander of the patrol unit which is made up of all uniformed officers. He is responsible for investigating all citizen complaints on officers, internal investigations and all use of force incidents. Contact Maj. McLaughlin by email or call (913) 322-5587.