It is the policy of the Oakwood Village Police Department to fully investigate any legitimate complaint against any member of this department.
A “complaint” is an act of expressed dissatisfaction which relates to department operations, policies, and procedures, or an employee’s personal conduct or unlawful acts. A disagreement over the validity of a traffic or parking citation, is not grounds for the initiation of a personal complaint. Those matters are for adjudication by the proper court system.
Please fill out the Citizen Complaint Form completely and legibly. The form must be filled out by the individual directly impacted by the actions of the department employee and not a secondary party. After completing the form, you may request to speak to an on-duty Supervisor. If the on-duty Supervisor cannot resolve your complaint, it will be forwarded to the appropriate department official for review and/or investigation.
It should be understood that the filing of this report is considered to be an official police report and providing false or misleading information may be considered as providing false statements under ORC 2921.15 – Making False Allegation of a Peace Officer Misconduct.
Lastly, please realize that to assure a thorough review/investigation of your complaint, it may become necessary for you to be contacted and/or meet with the representatives of this department for discussing this complaint in detail.