The best way to commend the actions of a police employee is to write a brief letter or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional. Information such as the date, time and location will help identify the employee if you don’t know his or her name. If you choose not to write, you may ask to speak with the employee’s supervisor and make a verbal commendation.
Commendations received by the Department are forwarded to the employee with a copy placed in his or her personnel file. Your commendation may also be posted on the Department’s bulletin board to be read by all employees. Although our employees don’t expect to be thanked for everything they do, recognition of exceptional service is always nice. This kind of feedback helps us know we are doing a good job.