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Procedures for Registering Complaints Against the Agency
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is accountable for the acts and omissions of all its employees and the agency. To that end, an obligation exists to our employees, the agency, and the public to investigate complaints and / or allegations of misconduct against the agency and the agency's employees.
To meet this obligation, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has established a complaint, investigative and disciplinary procedure.
The Sheriff of DeKalb County is committed to hearing any and all complaints, and conducting fair and impartial administrative investigations on behalf of both the employee and the public. The evaluation of each case is based on facts disclosed during the investigation.
Employees who engage in acts of misconduct, or who have demonstrated they are unfit for public safety work, must be censured or removed for the protection of the public, the agency, and the agency's employees.
The agency is constantly seeking to improve its efficiency and the efficiency of its personnel. Occasionally, personnel investigations disclose faulty procedures that would otherwise have gone undetected. These procedures can then be improved or corrected.
THEREFORE, ANYONE DESIRING TO REGISTER AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT AGAINST THE AGENCY OR EMPLOYEE OF THE DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SHOULD CONTACT OR VISIT THE OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS (OPS) BETWEEN THE NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. YOU CAN ALSO FILL OUT A ON-LINE COMPLAINT FORM.
THIS OFFICE IS LOCATED WITHIN THE DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF'S HEADQUARTERS LOCATED AT 4425 MEMORIAL DRIVE, DECATUR, GEORGIA 30032, TELEPHONE NUMBER (404)298-8125.
IF URGENCY EXISTS AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS OR ON WEEKENDS, CALL (404)298-8400 TO REGISTER YOUR COMPLAINT.
Commend an Officer
The DeKalb County Sheriff Office now accepts commendations for our employee's "On-Line". If you would like to commend the actions of a DeKalb County Sheriff Officer, please complete the form below and an Administrator for the Department will contact you to confirm the information.