IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

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City of Kemah
Police Department
Phone: (281) 334-5414 (24-Hour)

IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

City of Kemah
Police Department
Phone: (281) 334-5414 (24-Hour)

IN PURSUIT OF PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

City of Kemah
Police Department
Phone: (281) 334-5414 (24-Hour)

Filing a complaint

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KPD Internal Affairs Division

The Kemah Police Department maintains a separate division for receiving and investigating complaints from citizens against police officers and civilian employees of KPD. The Internal Affairs Division (IAD) is a stand-alone division within the Administration Division.

Filing a Complaint

The Internal Affairs Division can be reached at 281-334-5414. When you contact the office, an IAD investigator will explain the process in order to file a complaint. The IAD office is located at 1401 TX-146 Kemah, Texas 77565, within the police department. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Persons with disabilities and unable to travel, can contact the office for assistance.

When you come into the Kemah Police Department, you will need to bring your official state or government-issued photo ID with you in order to provide a sworn statement concerning your complaint.

KPD welcomes your compliments, complaints, and suggestions. If you have a concern or want to praise a police officer or member of the police department for their actions, please complete the form below. A member of the command staff will contact you.

The Kemah Police Department will accept complaints, including incidents of racial profiling, against any member of the department. The department will investigate all complaints thoroughly; however complaints made against members of the department that are false in nature may subject the complainant to criminal and/or civil charges.

complaint process

An IAD investigator will take a sworn statement from the complainant and any witnesses to the incident.

After a complainant provides IAD with a sworn statement, an internal affairs investigation will be opened to properly vet the complaint.

When appropriate, medical records may be examined, physical and/or digital evidence is gathered, and photographs may be taken.
The complainant may be asked to take a polygraph examination. The polygraph examination is strictly voluntary. However, state law mandates that the complainant must take and pass a polygraph examination before an accused peace officer can be ordered to take a polygraph examination.
Once the investigation is complete, the complaint/case is presented to the Kemah Police Administrative Division for disposition.
The Kemah Police Administrative Division will determine the disposition of the allegation and will recommend discipline if applicable. The employee’s Division Lieutenant and/or direct supervisor will then administer the appropriate discipline if necessary.
Upon final disposition of the complaint, a written response detailing the outcome of the investigation will be sent to the citizen and employee involved.