The City of Southside Place - 6309 Edloe Avenue, Houston, TX 77005-3699 USA - Phone:(713)668-2341 - Fax:(713)668-3305
  Complaint Against An Officer


It is the desire of The Southside Place Police Department to fully investigate any and all complaints of misconduct against any employee of the department. In accordance with the law, (Title 6 Government Code), such a complaint must be made in writing and signed by the complainant. You may contact the Police Department by calling

(713) 668-2341 or mail your written, signed statement to :


Southside Place Police Department

Internal Affairs

6309 Edloe

Houston,Texas  77005




Title 6. Public Officers And Employees


Chapter 614. Peace Officers And Fire Fighters


Subchapter B. Complaint Against Law Enforcement Officer Or Fire Fighters



Sec. 614.021. Applicability of Subchapter. This subchapter applies only to a complaint against:


(1)   A law enforcement officer of the State of Texas, including an officer of the Department of Public Safety or of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;

(2)   A firefighter who is not covered by a civil service statute; or

(3)   A police officer that is not covered by a civil service statute


Procedures For Filing A Complaint


Added by Acts 1993, 73rd leg. Ch. 268, sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. sec. 614.023. Copy of complaint 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.


 Added by Acts 1993, 73rd leg., ch. 268 sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1,1993. sec. 614.023. Copy of complaint to be given to officer or employee.

(a)   A copy of a signed complaint against a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or police officer shall be given to the officer or employee within a reasonable time after 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. Added by Acts 1993, 73rd leg., ch. 268, sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1,1993.


Notes Of Decision


In General


Statute does not provide sole avenue by which complaint against police officer may be processed and does not conflict with Dallas city charter procedures whereby citizens may initiate misconduct proceeding against officers to employees in classified service. Graves vs City of Dallas (civ. App. 1975) 532 S. 2d 106. Ref. n.r.e. Letters from internal affairs investigator which directed police officer to respond to three specific acts of misconduct constituted compliance with statute as it was in writing, signed by the person making the complaint, and presented to the affected officer prior to the taking of disciplinary action. Fudge vs Haggar (civ. App. 1981) 621 s. w.2d 196. Ref.


The SPPD has a zero-tolerance policy for racial profiling. 

City of Southside Place Police Department Racial Profiling Policy Purpose: The Southside Place Police Department reaffirms its commitment to unbiased policing in all contacts with citizens; to reinforce procedures that serve to ensure public confidence and mutual trust in a fair and equitable fashion; and to protect our officers from unwarranted accusations of misconduct when they act within departmental policy and applicable laws. 

Policy: It is the policy of the Southside Place Police Department to enforce all ordinances and laws in a responsible and professional manner without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, or sexual orientation. Further, it is the policy of this department that racial profiling is unacceptable and Southside Place Police Officers are prohibited from engaging in racial profiling as defined in this policy. 

Filing a Racial Profiling Complaint: The Southside Place Police Department shall accept complaints from any person who believes he or she has been stopped or searched based on racial, ethnic, national origin or sexual orientation profiling. No person shall be discouraged from, intimidated by or coerced into filing a complaint, nor discriminated against because he or she filed such a complaint. 

Racial Profiling complaints can be picked up 24/7 at the Southside Place Police Department located at 6309 Edloe Houston, Texas 77005. You may also contact Detective Mike Barnett at 713-668-2341 or by email mike@southside-place.org

El Departamento de policía de la Ciudad de Southside tiene cero tolerancia a la discriminación racial.

El Departamento de Policia de la Ciudad de Southside Place  tiene un proposito de perfil racial:

El departamento de Policia de Southside reafirma el compromiso imparcial policiaco con los ciudadanos: para enforzar los procedimientos para asegurar la confianza mutual y justa  de igualdad; y proteger a nuestros oficales de acusaciones no deseadas por mala conducta cuando ellos interactuan deacuerdo con la poliza departamental de acuerdo con la ley.

Poliza: Es la poliza de el Departamento de Policia de Southside de enforzar todas las ordinanzas y leyes en manera responsable y profesional independiente del tipo de raza, etnico, origen nacional, y orientacion sexual. Ademas, es una poliza de este departamento el perfil racial es inacceptable y los oficiales de el departamento de Southside estan prohibidos de contraer cualquier perfil racial como esta definido en nuestra poliza.

Para hacer cualquier queja de perfil racial: El department de Policia de Southside acepta cualquier queja de qualquier persona que crea que ha sido detenida basado en su raza, etnica, origen nacional  orientacion sexual. Ninguna persona deberia de cohibirse o sentirse intimidada o forzada para no hacer ninguna queja, ni tampoco sentirse descriminada por haber hecho la queja.

Quejas para cualquier perfil racial pueden ser sometidos 24/7 en el departamento  de Policia de Southside localizado en 6309 Edloe Houston, TX 77005. Tambien puede contactarse con el detective Mike Barnett al 713-668-2341 o por email a mike@southside-place.org

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