addition, everyone likes recognition for a job well done. Frenship ISD
Police employees are no different. Each year our department receives
police employee commendations from the public. However, for each one we
receive, there are probably twice as many commendable acts that go
unnoticed. When you receive service from our department that you feel is
worthy of a commendation or compliment we would like to hear about it.
Be sure to obtain the employee's name, employee number, or badge number.
The Frenship ISD Police Department, Chief of Police reviews formal complaints against employees of the Frenship ISD Police Department. A person may, make a formal complaint against a police department employee as prescribed the Texas Government Code, Section 614.022.
Texas Government Code Sec. 614.022. Complaint Against Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter. Complaint is to be in writing and signed by complainant. To be considered by the head of a state agency or by the head of a fire or police department, the complaint must be: (1) in writing, and (2) signed by the person making the complaint.
Guidelines to file an official complaint or commendation:
We will always prefer that our employees and non-employees work out their differences. Although if you prefer you, prior to an official complaint you may first contact the employee’s supervisor.
You can do so by calling (806) 866-4440 and ask for the Chief Arranaga or Lieutenant Amy Penn.
Include all the information you can remember such as the employee's name, date, time, location and circumstances of the incident. The employee and the employee's supervisor will be notified of your submission and if appropriate a copy of the complaint or commendation will be placed in the employee's file. You will find the appropriate form in the "FORMS" link.
Sec. 614.023. Copy of Complaint to be Given to Officer or Employee.
Texas Government Code requires that (a) a copy of a signed complaint against a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or police officer shall be given to the officer or employee within a reasonable time after the complaint is filed. (b) disciplinary action may not be taken against the officer or employee unless a copy of the signed complaint is given to the officer or employee. (c) in addition to the requirement of subsection (b), the officer or employee may not be
indefinitely suspended or terminated from employment based on the subject matter of the complaint unless:(1) the complaint is investigated; and (2) there is evidence to prove the allegation of misconduct.
TEXAS PENAL CODE Sec. 37.02 Perjury
(a) a person commits an offense, if with intent to deceive and with knowledge of the statement’s meaning: (1) he makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made and the statement is required or authorized by law to be made under oath; or (2) he makes a false sworn declaration under chapter 132, civil practice and remedies code. (b) an offense under this section is a class a misdemeanor.
Sec. 37.03. Aggravated Perjury
(a) A person commits an offense if he commits perjury as defined in Section 37.02. and the false statement: (1) is made during or in connection with an official proceeding; and (2) is material. (b) an offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
Please mail the formal and signed complaint to:
Chief of Police
Frenship ISD Police Department
PO Box 100
Wolfforth, Texas 79382