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Personnel Commendation and Complaint Procedures
Notice from the Sheriff
The quality of the relationship between the community and the Sheriff’s Office determines the level of cooperation and support required for effective and equitable law enforcement.  

Personnel commendations and complaints assist the Sheriff’s Office in evaluating the quality of service provided to the citizens of Arapahoe County.

Historically, it has been found that the majority of complaints against law enforcement officers are due to a lack of information regarding their duties and how they are entitled to carry them out.  

Additionally, many times as citizens, you recognize when an individual goes above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals also need to be properly recognized for their efforts.  

Complaint and Commendation Brochure
The Complaint and Commendation Brochure (Procedimientos para dar reconocimientos al personal y presentar quejas en contra del personal en Espanol.) is designed to clarify some of the rights that you as a citizen have if you want to commend, or make a legitimate complaint against a Sheriff’s Office employee.  Complaints and commendations can be made by telephone, letter, email, or in person, and can be filed 24 hours a day with the on-duty supervisor or during regular business hours with the Support Services Bureau/ Internal Affairs Unit.

Our Responsibility and Duty
Your Sheriff’s Office acknowledges its responsibility by establishing a system of commendation, complaint and disciplinary procedures. These procedures will not only subject the employee to disciplinary action when improper conduct is evident, but will also protect the employee when they properly perform their duties.  

Together, we can make a difference. I am committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the citizens of Arapahoe County.  

David C. Walcher