Following up with the
The complainant will be advised of the
Our officers and employees strive to build a
mutual trust and
respect with the
serve. We are
proud of offi-
cers and em-
Washington and our staff are always glad to
hear someone compliment an employee or
It is simple thing to do and there are several
ways to make the compliment.
1. Thank the employee personally
verbally or by mail.
2. Ask to speak to the employees supervi-
sor or any supervisor.
3. Email Chief Washington at
4. Call Chief Washington’s Office at
5. Email the department at
6. Mail Chief Washington a letter.
The employee will be made aware of the
compliment and a notation made in their
How to Compliment an UTPD
Employee or the Department
How to Make a
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Enforcement Through Cooperation
The University of Tennessee Po-
lice Department views all allega-
tions of impropriety against its
police personnel seriously and
actively conducts an investiga-
tion on employee miscon-
duct. For this reason, the com-
plainant must ensure that their
complaint is based on fact.
False reporting in an attempt to
unjustly discipline or defame po-
lice personnel or to place their
employment in jeopardy can re-
sult in criminal charges or civil
suit by the employee involved.
How can a complaint be filed?
Complaints can be filed in sev-
1. Contact the supervisor of the
police employee involved. The
telephone number for making a
complaint is (865) 974-3114.
2. In person at The University of
Tennessee Police Department; or
by picking up a copy of a com-
plaint form, filling it out, and