Professional Standards Complaints
Professional Standards Complaint Investigations
In 2020, the Professional Standards Unit investigated three incidents involving a total of three employees. One of those investigations was initiated based on information gathered externally, while the other two were based on information gathered from an internal source. All investigations that started in 2020 are complete, and a disposition was reached for each one.
The following chart lists each investigation, the bureau the employee was from, a description of the complaint, the disposition, and any disciplinary action. Some investigations involved more than one allegation, so all allegations are listed. If there were multiple allegations of the same type, and the disposition was the same for all of them, they are only listed once below.
|PSI Number 20-0001||Investigations|
Unauthorized Access to Restricted Information
|PSI Number 20-0002||Operations|
|PSI Number 20-0003||Operations|
|Excessive Use of Force|
In addition to formal complaint investigation, the Professional Standards Unit also monitors, documents, and tracks informal complaints. Informal complaints typically involve allegations of employee behavior, such as rudeness, offensive language, or procedural errors. These complaints are usually investigated by the immediate supervisor.
In 2020, the Frisco Police Department had 107 complaint allegations.
Each complaint incident is forwarded through the employee’s chain of command and a finding is made for each specific allegation. External complaints are generated by citizens or other persons outside of the police department. Internal complaints are generated by a person who is employed with the police department. A summary of the dispositions of all allegations is as follows:
|Allegation Disposition||External Complaints||Internal Complaints|
The following is a list of the allegation type and disciplinary action of each of the eight sustained complaints:
|Complaint Number||Allegation||Disciplinary Action|
|20-0003||Officer Decision||Evaluation Documentation|
|20-0004||Officer Decision||Verbal Counseling|
|20-0005||Officer Decision||Evaluation Documentation|
|20-0013||Officer Decision||Verbal Counseling|
|20-0029||Vehicle Operation||Verbal Counseling|
|20-0035||Officer Decision||Verbal Counseling|