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Compliment-

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Geary County Sheriff’s Office
826 N. Franklin St.
Junction City, KS 66441

or email to Undersheriff Brad Clark: brad.clark@jcks.com

Complaint-

Following is the Policy of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office regarding complaints filed against employees.

Geary County Sheriff’s Office
Standard Operating Policy and Procedure
General Order 01-005

Date Issued:     October 15, 2001

I.  Purpose:   To streamline and make more effective the means by which citizens may make complaints about the conduct of Sheriff’s Department personnel in the execution of their official duties.

II.  Procedure:
  A.      All citizen complaints, made in writing, in person, or by telephone, shall be directed to the office of the Undersheriff.  The complainant shall be requested to come to the Sheriff’s Office to pick up and fill out a Citizen Complaint Report form.  If this is not possible, a form will be mailed to the citizen.  A copy of the Citizen Complaint Report form is attached hereto.  Although a Citizen Complaint form is the most desired way to make a citizens complaint a complaint will be taken if the citizen declines to complete the form.  No inference will be made regarding the citizen declining the use of the form.
   B.      Upon receipt of a citizen’s complaint the Undersheriff shall investigate the complaint personally or assign an officer or officers to determine the nature, validity and extent of the complaint.  The findings of the assigned officers shall be returned to the Undersheriff who will then along with his/her recommendations and any findings he/she has made, deliver the findings to the Sheriff.
   C.      Upon receipt of the findings of the Undersheriff and assigned officers, the Undersheriff’s opinion, and the original Citizens’ Complaint Report, the Sheriff shall then determine whether any further investigation is warranted.  Any and all records generated by the citizen complaint will be given to the Director of Human Resources of Geary County for filing in the deputy or deputies involved personnel file.
   D.     When the Sheriff determines the final disposition of the case, the complainant shall be notified of the decision and apprised of the necessary details of the investigation, in writing.  A Citizen Complain Disposition Report shall be prepared by the Undersheriff and shall become a part of the permanent complaint file.  The Citizen Complaint Disposition will be formatted in letter form.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the Internal Affairs Investigator or Undersheriff will make one of the following findings:

  • Unfounded– The investigation conclusively proved that the act complained of, did not occur. This finding also applies when an individual employee named in the complaint was not involved in the act which may have occurred.
  • Exonerated– The act which provided the basis for the complaint or allegation occurred, however, the investigation revealed that the act was justified, lawful, and proper.
  • Not Sustained– The investigation failed to disclose sufficient evidence to clearly prove the allegation made in the complaint or to conclusively disprove such allegation.
  • Sustained– The investigation disclosed sufficient evidence to clearly prove the allegation made in the complaint.
  • Sustained Against Policy– The investigation revealed a faulty policy and / or procedure.

 

Please use the form to tell us about your incident with as much info as you can provide.  You may deliver the form to our location-

Geary County Sheriff’s Office
826 N. Franklin St.
Junction City, KS 66441

or email to Undersheriff Brad Clark: brad.clark@jcks.com