Report 2015-129 Recommendation 2 Responses
Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)
Recommendation #2 To: King City
To provide for a more comprehensive review of complaints and to ensure that the public is aware of the Department's willingness to receive complaints in an open manner, the Department should modify its website by December 2016 to state explicitly its openness to accepting all complaints, and inform members of the public that complaint forms may be filed at city hall, through its website, or during its community presentations. Similarly, the Department should more prominently display complaint option information in its lobby.
6-Month Agency Response
Both the City's and Police Department's website's have been updated to make forms more readily and visibly available for requests and complaints. The Police Chief also drafted a statement included on the Police Department website emphasizing the importance of citizen feedback.
- Completion Date: January 2017
- Response Date: January 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
In addition to the modifications to the Department's website, the chief of police also informed us that the Department's lobby has complaint forms available in English and Spanish. The chief also placed in the department's lobby a box to receive complaints that is monitored daily.
60-Day Agency Response
King City recently updated its web page for the City. The new website now has a very visible tab to select to make a request or submit a concern. To address the Police Department specifically, draft web pages and best practices from other police departments are being reviewed for appropriate changes to the King City Police website regarding this issue.
- Estimated Completion Date: 12/21/16
- Response Date: October 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.