On receipt of a report regarding a criminal offense the investigator will:
Initiate a criminal offense report
Collect evidence, if it is available
This information is necessary for the investigator to assess the validity of the evidence against the officer(s) concerned. You may be asked to go to the District Attorney’s office and speak with an investigator. After looking into the case, the District Attorney will decide whether or not to refer the case to the Grand Jury.
Police Misconduct Proceedings
The employee you have named in your complaint may not have committed a criminal offense but he or she may have behaved in a manner considered inappropriate for an employee. In these circumstances the Chief of Police, in conjunction with the officer’s immediate supervisors may order:
Verbal counseling and/or;
Written performance advisory or;
Demotion or suspension without pay or
Dismissal from the Department
False or Malicious Complaints
Anyone who knowingly makes a false statement to a police officer(s) may be subject to criminal charges.
Compliments for Police Department Employees
To make a compliment, you may contact the Friendswood Police Department at 281-996-3300; by email; or in person or in writing at: