Commendations and Complaints
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The Anna Police Department is dedicated to providing the best police service possible to all Anna neighbors and visitors. Employees are carefully selected and trained to provide a high level of service to the community. We welcome and encourage all feedback.
Catch us in the act... If you see an Anna Police Department employee (sworn or non-sworn) exhibit outstanding behavior, tell the employee directly, as well as their supervisor and the police chief.
Suggestions for ways to submit a commendation for an Anna Police Department employee:
- Write a letter to the Anna Police Department employee's supervisor, or directly to the Anna Police Chief. The address is 120 W. 7th St. Anna, Texas 75409.
- Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are unsure of the employee's name and still would like to have a commendation processed, call us at 972-924-2848 and ask to speak with an on-duty supervisor.
- Describe the employee, if a patrol officer, their vehicle number and/or license plate number to help us identify him/her.
- List the specific actions or demeanor that impressed you.
- Commendation letters are logged and placed in the employee's permanent personnel file.
When a neighbor or visitor has a complaint against the Anna Police Department employee (sworn or non-sworn), the complaint is directed to the department's Internal Affairs Division and/or the Chief. Complaints may be filed at the Anna Police Department located at 120 W. 7th St. Anna, Texas 75409. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. If the office is closed, you may still file a complaint with a Police Department supervisor, who will then forward your report to the appropriate command-level officer.
Three ways to submit a complaint:
- Call: 972-924-2848
- Request to speak with an Internal Affairs Investigator. If one is not available, your call will be returned as soon as one is available.
- Write to us by ground mail or email
- Send an email to email@example.com
- Inbox is checked regularly by investigators. Upon review, you will be contacted acknowledging receipt of your complaint.
- Visit the Anna Police Headquarters
- Request a complaint form from the receptionist or an on-duty officer.
- All written complaint forms will be submitted to the Internal Affairs Division.
- Texas Law requires that all complaints against police officers be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. A notarized complaint is preferred, but not required.
- Complaints must be made within 30 days of the incident unless special circumstances exist.
- The complainant must file the complaint: other persons involved may give statements as witnesses when contacted by an Internal Affairs Investigator.
- The Internal Affairs Investigator will ensure that a thorough investigation of your complaint is conducted.
- A police employee must be given a copy of the complaint before any disciplinary action is taken. When the investigation is completed, the complainant will be notified of the results and action taken.
- When the investigation is completed, the complainant will be notified of the results and action taken.
Filing a false complaint against a police employee is a violation of the Texas Penal Code, Section 37.02. If a person knowingly and intentionally makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made under oath, a person may be arrested, charged, and if found guilty may be punished by a fine up to $4,000, confinement in jail up to one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.