Citizen Complaint/Commendation Form

The Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services that are fair, effective and impartially applied.  We encourage complaints about our members if you feel you have been mistreated or a member has acted inappropriately.  It is in the best interest of all involved that any complaint filed be investigated fully and efficiently. We have formal policies and procedures in place to investigate your complaint.  These procedures ensure fairness, while protecting both the rights of the citizens and the police officers.  All complaints against police officers will be thoroughly investigate.  You will be advised of the outcome of any investigation in writing.  The Chief of Police will assign a supervisory officer to investigate your complaint.

·         You may be requested to assist the investigator by providing a detailed statement about what occurred.

·         If our investigation indicates a crime may have been committed, The District Attorney’s Office will be notified.  You may be required to testify incourt.

·         If our investigation results in an officer being disciplined with violation of department policies, you might be asked to testify at department hearings.

·         If the investigation determines the complaint was unfounded or the officer acted properly, the matter will be closed.

IT IS UNLAWFUL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION IN THIS MATTER, WHICH YOU DO NOT BELIEVE TO BE TRUE.

Additionally, We also entertain commendation requests when you are happy with the services provided by an individual officer or staff member.  If you wish to commend an officer for their services, this form is also applicable.  Commendation requests will be reviewed and shared with the officer, as well as placed in their personnel file.  In some cases, the officer may receive formal recognition in which case you may be asked to volunteer your presence to observe them being recognized with a formal commendation at a Township meeting or other venue.”

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Statements “Under Penalty” – A person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree, if he/she makes a written false statement which he/she does not believe to be true, on or pursuant to a form bearing notice, authorized by law, to the effect that false statements made therein are punishable.