Professional Standards Complaints

In 2021, the Professional Standards Unit investigated two incidents involving a total of two employees.  One investigation was initiated based on information gathered externally, while the other investigation was based on information gathered from an internal source.  All investigations that started in 2021 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.

Incident
BureauComplaint
Disposition
Disciplinary Action
PSI Number 21-0001

Services
Services
Sexual Misconduct
Conduct Unbecoming
Not Sustained
Sustained
None
Terminated
PSI Number 21-0002Investigations
Investigations
Assault (Off-duty) Unprofessional ConductExonerated
Unfounded
None
None


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 2021 the Frisco Police Department had 98 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 ComplaintsInternal Complaints
Exonerated
420
Unfounded
440
Sustained
40
Not Sustained
80
Not Applicable
00


The following is a list of the allegation type and disciplinary action of each of the four sustained complaints:

Complaint NumberAllegationDisciplinary Action
COM21-0026Officer DecisionEvaluation Documentation
COM21-0048Officer DecisionEvaluation Documentation
COM21-0057Officer Decision
Letter of Reprimand
COM21-0067Unprofessional ConductEvaluation Documentation