Every formal public complaint received regarding the conduct of a police officer or staff member of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police is taken seriously, and is thoroughly investigated. In the Anishnaabe teaching of Humility, we acknowledge the responsibility to provide a fair and accessible complaints system for the public. Any citizen can file a public complaint about the conduct of any member of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service. The process allows for a fair investigation and review of public complaints, which is necessary to promote and maintain public confidence.
Any public complaint that a member of the public may have should be forwarded to the Chief of Police, who has the primary responsibility of maintaining and processing complaints for the UCCM Anishnaabe Police. If your complaint concerns the Chief of Police of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, the complaint will be directed to the Chairperson of the UCCM Police Services Commission.
During the complaint process, you may request the services of an interpreter to translate the complaint form. The interpreter will be required to sign a Confirmation of Translation of a Public Complaint form. You may have your own interpreter, and/or an interpreter can be obtained for you.
Once you have filed your complaint, attempts to resolve the complaint will be made before a full investigation is conducted. You complaint may be informally resolved or withdrawn, by you, at any stage in the complaint process. The circumstances of the specific complaint will dictate whether or not assistance from another police service may be sought. If, at any time, you are not satisfied with the manner in which your complaint is being handled, you may contact the UCCM Police Services Commission.
The Chief of Police will determine on a case by case basis if the complaint shall be investigated by another Police Service. The co-operating Police Services include the Wikwemikong Tribal Police, and the Anishinabek Police Services.