As a means of maintaining both employee performance and a positive relationship with the community, the Grand Chute Police Department welcomes the commendations of our employees who admirably perform their duties. Likewise, we encourage questions or valid complaints about the actions our employees have taken.
Personnel Complaint Process
The Grand Chute Police Department encourages citizens to bring forward legitimate grievances regarding the practices or personnel of the department. We have an obligation to investigate such grievances to protect the integrity of the agency and its employees and to instill public confidence in the department.
All complaints involving the practices and personnel of the Grand Chute Police Department will be thoroughly investigated by a supervisory member of the department. To make a complaint, you need only contact the department and explain that you wish to complain about an employee’s actions. You may do so by appearing at the department or by forwarding a written account of your complaint to the Technical Operations Division Commander. Upon receipt of your complaint, an investigation will be initiated.
To facilitate the investigative process, you may be asked to provide a written statement describing the employee’s conduct. In addition, you may be subpoenaed and required to testify under oath in a civil or criminal proceeding, as the employee involved may be subject to discipline by the Grand Chute Police Department and/or prosecuted for violations of the law.
Finally, malicious and deliberate false accusations are occasionally made against the agency or its employees. Knowingly filing a false report of misconduct against a law enforcement officer is a violation of the law and is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 pursuant to § 946.66 Wis. Stats.