Corporal Kim Davis
Integrity & Accountability Unit Mission: To ensure the highest standards of integrity in the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, allegations and trends are analyzed by comprehensive investigations. The Integrity & Accountability Unit is a "partnership" between our citizens and the Sheriff's Office to ensure the integrity and professionalism of the agency.
Types of Investigations: Allegations of unnecessary or excessive use of force, criminal misconduct, and false arrest Allegations of racial profiling or biased based policing and allegations of misconduct and policy violations.
It is the responsibility of the Integrity & Accountability Unit to: Receive, process, and coordinate all internal and external complaints. Respond to scenes involving the discharge of officer firearm(s), as well as other serious incidents, investigating to determine if the actions of staff are in accordance with Agency Policy and Procedure and coordinate all proposed disciplinary action against employees. Maintain all applicable statistical data and continually conduct analysis of information in an effort to identify trends; make recommendations for appropriate corrective actions. All complaints will be reviewed by the Integrity & Accountability Unit. Complaint Forms will be mailed upon request, or may be downloaded from the FCSO website at www.flaglersheriff.com . Complaints may be made in person, via telephone, electronically through email, or U.S. Postal Service to any FCSO member. Complaints involving discourtesy or poor service will generally be forwarded to the employee's immediate supervisor for immediate investigation and then forwarded to the Integrity & Accountability Unit for review. In most situations, a sworn, taped statement will be requested. Be prepared to provide the investigator with witness information. All complaints will be treated professionally and with courtesy.
Upon the completion of an investigation, the complainant will be notified of the outcome. There is no risk for making valid complaints and the complainant will not be subjected to intimidation or any other improper behavior. However, if the complainant intentionally makes a false complaint against a deputy or employee, the complainant may be prosecuted criminally and/or held civilly liable. Officers are protected by the Police Officer's Bill of Rights and their labor agreement, which provides that they shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, and threats. They have a right to counsel or union representation during the investigation.
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