The Mariemont Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of police service to the community. In order to be responsive to community needs, it is necessary to have citizen input. Complaints or suggestions received by the Chief of Police will be screened to determine if it is a complaint against an employee (violation of rules and regulations) or a recommendation for improvement of the department at large (process improvement). Verbal or anonymous complaints are also investigated but are more difficult to process. All complaints against the Mariemont Police Department, or any of it's employees, shall be completely investigated within sixty days from the date of the filing of the complaint. All complaints must be submitted in person to the Mariemont Police Department.
If you had a positive experience involving any member of the Mariemont Police that you would like to share with us, please fill out the form. We would love to hear from you! Your commendation of exceptional service provides the individuals you acknowledge with a greater sense of pride which increases morale and motivation.
One of the following findings shall be recorded for each complaint:
Exonerated: Acts reported did occur but were justified, lawful and proper.
Unfounded: The investigation indicates the act, or acts, complained of did not occur or failed to involve police personnel.
Not sustained: Investigation fails to discover sufficient evidence to clearly prove or disprove the allegations.
Partially sustained: Investigation disclosed sufficient evidence to clearly prove at least one of the allegations made is sustained and employee's actions are found to be in violation of department rules and procedures.
Sustained: The investigation disclosed sufficient evidence to clearly prove the allegation(s) made by the complainant.
Misconduct not based on original complaint: The investigation determined that other misconduct or malfeasance which was not the basis for the original investigation occurred, was discovered during the course of the original investigation, and was committed by the subject of the investigation.
Conciliation: By effective dialogue between the complainant and the subject employee, in the presence of a supervisor acting as a mediator, there is mutual concurrence that the complaint has been resolved.
Withdrawn: At some point prior to the completion of the investigation, the complainant notifies the Department he/she wishes the investigation discontinued with the concurrence of the Chief of Police.