Making Complaints and Giving Commendations
The Carroll County Sheriff Office
Strives to provide the highest level of performance for the citizens we serve. While not all encounters will be pleasant due to the nature of law enforcement, we, as an agency recognize the need for professional performance by all of our members. As such we want to hear when our employees provide service that a citizen perceives as professional or unprofessional. We are committed to reviewing the actions of all of our employees in our effort to continually improve the level of performance of this agency
Public Service Report
The Carroll County Sheriff Office provides law enforcement service to our community. This agency has trained its personnel to provide consistent and professional service. As a member of our community, you can assist us in ensuring that this level of service maintains that high level of expectation. We encourage your participation. We want you to give us information when you observe actions by this agency or individual police employees which you believe needs our attention. These can be both those actions which you find rewarding and those you might believe are not at an acceptable level of professional police service.
You may report your observations in person, by letter or on the telephone. This agency does accept anonymous information, but we would prefer that you provide us with your identity. Anonymous reports are investigated only to the extent which the information allows; which may not be satisfactory to you or this agency.
You should expect that your initial contact will be with a supervisor of our agency. The supervisor will prepare the actual Public Service Report and conduct a preliminary investigation. This is to ensure that all relevant and available information is gathered when it is still fresh. Your cooperation is very important particularly in identifying witnesses and allowing us to accumulate evidence including photographs and medical treatment records, if necessary.
A member of this agency will be assigned to investigate your report. You should expect to hear from that person within a couple of days. The investigator will attempt to arrange for a convenient time and location to conduct a formal interview with you. This interview, as are all of our interviews, will be recorded. Your specific report will be been given a case number and assigned to an investigator.
An essential part of this investigation is the direct contact with the involved Sheriff Office employees. In the case of a commendation, your report will become part of his/her personnel file. In other cases, they will be interviewed in a similar fashion to your interview. These police employees will be instructed not to contact you unless it is in response to a police service need.
We strive to complete all of these Public Service Report investigations within 30 days. Normally the review process takes a few more days. You will be notified of the outcome of the investigation.
Citizens, such as you, are valuable eyes and ears for our community and this agency. We respect your input, both good and bad. Whenever you see police actions which you believe we should be aware of, please report those to us.
In order to ensure that you have sufficient avenues to reach us, you can contact us in any of the following ways. In all complaint cases you will be provided with an agency form to fill out. Note that all complaints will be investigated even if you choose not to fill out the form:
- Come to Carroll County Sheriff Office and notify on-duty personnel.
- Call Sheriff Office at 330-627-2141
- Write a letter detailing your complaint/commendation and send it to 43 2ND St SE, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
- Call the Sheriff office between the hours of 8a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Notify us by email at www.carrollcountysheriff.org click on the CONTACT tab.