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The Brown County Sheriff's Office serves the community and it is our citizens that we are ultimately responsible. Personnel are directed to perform their duties in a courteous and professional manner. Police work often involves working without direct supervision in a variety of circumstances. Personnel are directed to make judgmental decisions within the parameters of law and departmental policy by applying their training and experience to individual situations. Often times these situations are stressful in nature. Given these elements, it is inevitable that from time to time citizen complaints are generated.
The web page is designed to provide you with information on how to file a Officer Misconduct Complaint as well as what to expect once a complaint has been filed by discussing the complaint process.Complaints being less severe are generally handled by the employees immediate supervisor. This allows the supervisor to monitor the employee's performance and to immediately take the appropriate corrective action. At the conclusion of the investigation the supervisor submits the investigation to the appropriate Division Captain for review.
Complaints of a more serious nature are referred to the Professional Standards Division of the department for investigation.