The Wickliffe Police Department strives to provide quality service to the community. We work daily to demonstrate our commitment to fair and impartial law enforcement that respects individual dignity and rights. It our policy to receive and investigate any complaints related to police services or enforcement.
When a member of our department provides outstanding service, we want to hear from you, and when we fall short of our goals, we want to know that too.
Compliments: We appreciate hearing stories about the good work of the Wickliffe Police Department. If you want to share a story or just say thanks, feel free send a letter to the police department.
Concerns / Complaints: Members of the police department handle a variety of calls and have numerous contacts with the public. In some cases, individuals may feel that a member of the police department has not followed correct WPD policy and procedures. If so, they can come to the police department and ask to speak to the supervisor on duty.
The supervisor on duty will attempt to resolve the problem informally or through a formal internal investigation. If the complainant wishes to file a formal complaint, the supervisor will assist the complainant in filling out the proper paperwork.
To File a Confidential Complaint:
- File in person at the police department or by phone 440-943-1234.
- Complaints are filed and forwarded to the Patrol Commander who will investigate the complaint or assign it to a supervisor for investigation.
- Complaint investigations will be completed within 60 days.
- You are not required to give your name; however, by providing your name, you make it more likely that we can conduct the most thorough investigation possible.
NOTE: It is a violation of the Ohio Revised to knowingly file a complaint against a peace officer that alleges the peace officer engaged in misconduct in the performance of the officer’s duties if the person knows the allegation is false. Making a false allegation is a misdemeanor of the first degree and is punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and by incarceration of up to 180 days. (ORC 2921.15)