Compliments & Complaints
Trust between the police and the community is essential to effective law enforcement. It is critical that a police department establish a relationship of trust and confidence with its community and deliver public safety services in a fair and impartial manner. In order to nurture and preserve that relationship, public confidence must be maintained in the ability and willingness of the East Wenatchee Police Department to investigate and properly adjudicate allegations of misconduct made against its employees.
A note about complaints
East Wenatchee Police Department encourages complaints; however, it is difficult to conduct an investigation on a complaint and make a determination based on anonymous information. Please know that these complaints will still be conducted to the best of our ability, based on the limited information provided. The Citizen Compliment & Complaint Form should be completed whenever an employee of the East Wenatchee Police Department has allegedly acted in an improper manner. This can include, but is not limited to alleged illegal, unethical or unprofessional conduct.
Substantiated allegations can lead to serious consequences including verbal and/or written reprimands, suspension, and even termination of the employee. The East Wenatchee Police Department takes complaints against employees seriously and as noted above, will thoroughly investigate allegations of misconduct. Complaints that are found to be intentionally false and/or malicious may result in criminal and/or civil liability on the part of the complainant.
We encourage your suggestions on how we can better serve you.