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If you are not satisfied with the results of the investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit, you may appeal to:
The Melissa Police Department is vitally concerned with the welfare of all residents and visitors to Melissa. The police department will take action where employees have been proven derelict in their duties or are guilty of wrongdoing.
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Any person wishing to make a complaint may do so by coming to the Melissa Police Department between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Police Department is located at:3411 Barker AvenueSecond FloorMelissa, TX 75454
Access the City of Melissa Police Department Complaint Form (PDF).
When the investigation of a complaint reveals that the charges are true, and should be sustained against a police employee, the Chief of Police notifies the employee and may take one of the following actions, depending on the nature of the violation:
Police Department personnel must be afforded certain rights, the same as with all citizens, and complaints must be supported by sufficient evidence. If there is insufficient evidence to sustain the complaint, the officer is notified and continues on duty. If he was removed from duty during the investigation, the employee will be paid for that period.