Can I file a complaint online against a police officer or other Champlin Police Department member?

Yes. The Champlin Police Department Complaint Form is for reporting  allegations of misconduct by a police officer, 911 dispatcher, office staff or other member of the Champlin Police Department.  

The Champlin Police Department accepts and documents all complaints and investigates them where warranted. If you provide contact information, you will be notified if an investigation into the allegation is warranted and the findings when the investigation is complete.  The city must comply with state and federal laws pertaining to employee privacy rights, therefore only the finding will be disclosed. 

Dispositions will be classified as one of the following:

  • Unfounded: the investigation indicates the alleged misconduct did not occur.
  • Exonerated: the investigation indicates that the complained about action occurred but was justified, lawful and proper.
  • Not Sustained: the investigation finds that there is insufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation.
  • Sustained: the investigation discloses the alleged misconduct did in fact occur in the manner or degree stated.
  • Sustained with Qualifications: the investigation discloses that the action complained about did in fact occur, but not in the manner or to the degree stated.

If the complaint is Sustained or Sustained with Qualifications, one or more of the following actions will be taken:

  • Coaching/counseling (may be noted in the employee’s annual review).
  • Oral reprimand: placed in employee’s personnel file.
  • Written reprimand: placed in employee’s personnel file.
  • Suspension: employee is suspended from duty without pay.
  • Termination: employer initiated separation of employment.

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