Commendations and Complaints
The Police Department is eager to learn of instances where you feel an officer or civilian employee performed in an exemplary manner. Commendations, like complaints, help the organization gauge overall satisfaction with our performance. We encourage you to share your opinions regarding Joshua Police Department employees by calling the on-duty supervisor or sending an email or letter.
The Joshua Police Department seeks to maintain public confidence in the ability of the department to investigate and properly adjudicate complaints against its members. A person wishing to make a complaint against a member of the department, including the complaint of racial profiling associated with a citation, ticket or warning, may contact the department by phone, by mail, email or in person. The person who was wronged must file the complaint; other persons may give statements as witnesses.
After hours complaints requiring immediate assistance may be routed to an on-duty police supervisor. To contact a Joshua Police Department supervisor after business hours call the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 817-556-6058. Except in extenuating circumstances, a complaint is not accepted more than ninety (90) days after an incident occurs.
Texas law requires that all complaints against police officers be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. If a person knowingly and intentionally makes a false statement under oath or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made under oath, a person may be found guilty of Perjury and punished by a fine up to $4,000, confinement in jail up to one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.