Posted by Keith
My name is Keith and I was wondering where I would put in a complaint about police, highway, and sheriff officers that are violating protocol? This came to me when I was driving on Folsom Blvd and saw a Folsom Police officer sitting under the Metro light rail bridge with his lights off his bike and he was checking peoples speeds. Now the problem is not him checking speeds, but under the bridge was very dark and a driver could not see him until the last minute and this would be very harmful if a driver was in an accident and needed to utilize the shoulder at last possible second.
If you have a concern or complaint about an enforcement procedure or “protocol,” I would call the associated department’s watch commander. You can call your department’s dispatch to find out how to get in contact with a watch commander. Oftentimes, dispatch will get your information and have a watch commander or sergeant call you back. You can state your concern at that time. It is usually an officer’s call where they park when doing traffic enforcement. If you are concerned about the officer’s safety, or the safety of the public, call the agency involved. The supervisor would then share your concern with the traffic section and discuss the matter. Hope this helps.