Citizen Complaints

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What You Should Know...

The Tulare Police Department takes seriously all complaints regarding the service provided by the Department and the conduct of  its members.

The Police Department will accept and address all complaints of misconduct in accordance with department policy and applicable federal, state and local law, municipal and county rules. 

It is the policy of the Tulare Police Department to ensure that the community can report misconduct without concern for reprisal or retaliation.

Individuals from the public can make a citizen complaint in any form including in person, in writing, by telephone, by mail, or by email.  The complaint form is available at the Police Department and City Hall as well as on this site.  The complaint can be turned in to the aforementioned locations.

Note: It is against the law to make a complaint that you know to be false.  If you make a complaint against an officer that you know to be false, you can be prosecuted for a misdemeanor (Section 148.6 - California Penal Code).