The quality of the relationship between the
community and the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, determines the level of cooperation and support required for effective and equitable law enforcement.
Personnel commendations and complaints assist the Sheriff's Office in evaluating the quality of service we provide to the citizens of Galveston County.
Historically, it has been found that the majority of complaints against law enforcement officers are due to a lack of information regarding their duties and how they are entitled to carry them out.
Additionally, many times as citizens, you recognize when an individual goes above and beyond the call of duty. These individuals also need to be properly recognized for their efforts.
This website is designed to clarify some of the rights that you as a citizen have if you want to commend or make a legitimate complaint against a Sheriff's Office employee.
Your Sheriff's Office acknowledges its responsibility by establishing a system of commendation, complaint and disciplinary procedures. These procedures will not only subject the employee to disciplinary action when improper conduct is evident, but will also protect the employee when they properly exercise their duties.
Together, we can make a difference. I am committed to providing the highest quality of law enforcement service to the citizens of Galveston County.