Internal Affairs

The Rosenberg Police Department Internal Affairs Division was created in 1995 and mandated to investigate allegations of misconduct against employees of the Rosenberg Police Department.

It is a fact-finding entity, and its purpose is three-fold:

  • Protection of the Public
    The public has the right to receive fair, efficient, and impartial law enforcement. Any misconduct by Department personnel must be detected, thoroughly investigated, and properly adjudicated to assure the maintenance of this right.
  • Protection of the Department
    The Department is often evaluated and judged by the conduct of its individual employees. It is imperative that the whole organization not be criticized because of the misconduct of few. An informed public must have confidence that its police department honestly and fairly investigates and adjudicates all allegations of misconduct against its employees.
  • Protection of the Employee
    Employees must be protected against false or misinformed allegations of misconduct. This can only be accomplished through a consistently thorough investigative process.

How do I make a complaint?

Complaints against members of the Rosenberg Police Department may be made by letter or in person, and under certain circumstances by phone. Keep in mind that anonymous complaints are difficult to investigate. No matter how the complaint is made it is the responsibility of the contacted supervisor to inform the complainant of the proper procedure for filing a complaint. In most circumstances the complaint must be in writing. Complaints can be filed at the Rosenberg Police Department located at 2120 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471, telephone number (832) 595-3700.

If you have an allegation of misconduct against an employee of the Rosenberg Police Department, you may complete and submit an Officer Complaint Form [PDF] available here.

What happens to my complaint after it is received?

All complaints received by the department are processed through the Internal Affairs Office. When a complaint is received, it is reviewed to determine the nature of the allegations.

The Internal Affairs Division investigates the most serious type of complaints involving allegations such as excessive force, or any discharge of firearms or criminal activity, such as theft. Complaints comparatively less serious in nature, such as rude behavior or improper procedure, are forwarded to the individual employee’s division for investigation.

In every case, the person making the complaint will be contacted during the investigation for additional information, and will be notified by mail of the final disposition. Questions regarding the process may be addressed to the Professional Standards Lieutenant during regular business hours, by contacting the Rosenberg Police Department at (832) 595-3700.