How to Commend a Police Department Employee
It is best to contact that employee’s supervisor as soon after the event as possible. You may make the commendation, however, at any time to any supervisor. You may contact the WPI Police Department 24 hours a day at 508-831-5433 and speak with a supervisor.
Your commendation will be recorded by the supervisor. The employee will be immediately advised and the commendation will be permanently recorded in his/her personnel file. The supervisor will also request that you submit a written commendation.
How to File a Complaint against a Police Department Employee
Any person, who witnesses or has direct knowledge of misconduct by a WPI Police Department employee, may file a complaint. The following misconduct should be reported immediately.
- Violations of State or Federal Laws
- Sexual Harassment
- Excessive Use of Force or Abusive Treatment
Any person who wishes to initiate a complaint against a police department employee should call by telephone or visit the WPI Police Department. You should always ask to speak with a supervisor. The supervisor may make an attempt to resolve your complaint. If the supervisor is unable to resolve the matter, you will be asked to forward a written complaint to the Office of the Chief of Police.
Information to Retain For Your Records
- Name of Supervisor Taking Complaint
- Date Reported
- Investigating Supervisor
- Employee(s) Involved