It is the policy of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office to vigorously and thoroughly investigate all complaints against its employees. These investigations ensure the preservation of the public’s confidence in our willingness to oversee and control the actions of our employees. All such investigations are conducted in a fair and expeditious manner in accordance with established policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
The Sheriff’s Office views all complaints against its employees very seriously and actively pursues investigations into misconduct. Therefore, it is essential that your complaint is based on fact. False reporting in an attempt to unjustly subject an employee to undeserved discipline or slander, or place their employment in jeopardy can result in criminal charges or a civil lawsuit by the employee involved. Any person, regardless of age, sex or nationality, who witnesses or has direct knowledge of police misconduct, may file a complaint.
Generally, complaints are filed through the supervisor of the employee involved. If you do not know the name of the employee involved, you may file the complaint through any supervisor or the Watch Commander on duty. A complaint may also be filed by postal mail or via email from a form on our website and a supervisor will contact you.
In most cases, the supervisor of the employee would conduct the investigation and report the incident through the chain of command. In more serious incidents, the investigation is conducted by the Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards.
WHAT WILL YOU BE TOLD?
Disciplinary action is not subject to public disclosure without a court order due to County, State and Federal personnel laws. You will be advised of the completion of the investigation but not the findings. In accordance with North Carolina Public Information Law, annual statistical summaries of Professional Standards investigations are available upon request.
Supervisor – Captain Regina Hart – (910) 321-6787
Lt. Donald Williams – (910) 677-5419
SSgt. Melissa Hill – (910) 321-6753
SSgt. Brian Perry – (910) 321-6814
Paralegal – Lynda Ratley – (910) 677-5420
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Hours of Operation: M – F 8:00am – 5:00pm
After hour emergencies should contact the Watch Commander at (910) 677-5432