At the Fort McDowell Police Department, we place the utmost emphasis on efficiency and professionalism. Our goal is to be a professional police department that is responsive to the needs of the community. We hold our employees to high standards of professionalism and integrity, and to the Code of Ethics detailed below.
We enjoy learning about employees who perform their duties in stellar fashion, and in doing so, improve our positive relationship with the community. Likewise, we encourage questions or valid complaints about actions our employees have taken.
We encourage you to contact the Police Department if you witness first hand, or later learn of possible police misconduct. This misconduct may relate to excessive use of force, unethical conduct, discourteous or abusive actions, or a violation of a Tribal, State or Federal law.
Police Misconduct Complaints Are Investigated
When a formal complaint is initiated, an objective and thorough investigation of the allegation will be conducted by the Police Department and you will be informed of the outcome.
Please fill out this form with the requested information and submit it to us. If you prefer, you can always call 480-837-1091 and ask to speak to the on duty supervisor to discuss your concerns.
Peace Officer Code of Ethics
I will exercise self-restraint and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. I will be exemplary in obeying the rules of the land and loyal to the State of Arizona, my agency and its objectives and regulations. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept secure unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never take selfish advantage of my position and will not allow my personal feelings, animosities or friendships to influence my actions or decisions. I will exercise the authority of my office to the best of my ability, with courtesy and vigilance, without favor, malice or ill will and without compromise. I am a servant of the people and I recognize my position as a symbol of public faith. I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the law and serve the people of Arizona.