What happens when I file a complaint?
Once a dispatcher has received a complaint, typically a patrol officer is sent to initiate an investigation and if necessary, will type a “formal report” about the incident. Each incident or complaint is assigned a complaint number. In most instances an officer will be able provide you with this number. If further follow-up or investigation is required, often that complaint is then forwarded to the Detectives Bureau.

Once an investigation is completed and charges are being sought, that complaint is then forwarded to either the Midland City Attorney or the Midland County Prosecutors Office.

Some complaints may not require an in-depth investigation, but may require some simple involvement of the police which will be resolved at the scene. This type of complaint, like the formal report, will also have a complaint number assigned to it. By the end of each shift, that officer(s) will complete a very brief synopsis about their findings and actions.

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1. Who do I contact to make a report about a problem?
2. Do I call 911 even if it is not an emergency?
3. I want to reach a specific officer. How do I contact them?
4. How do I get a copy of a report from a complaint that I made?
5. What is the Freedom of Information Act (F.O.I.A)?
6. What happens when I file a complaint?
7. How do I find out the status of a complaint that I filed?
8. The father/mother of my child has violated a Friend of the Court visitation order. Can the Midland Police Department assist me in getting my child back?
9. Where can I get a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)?
10. Can I get a copy of a criminal history?
11. There is a vehicle parked on my business or personal property that is not mine. What can I do about it?
12. How can I assist or get more involved with the Midland Police Department?
13. Someone I know has been arrested. Who do I contact for information about their release from jail?
14. There is a neighborhood dog that is a nuisance. Who can I contact?
15. What are the hours for allowable excessive noise in Midland?
16. How loud is too loud for my car stereo?
17. Can I have a “campfire” in my backyard?
18. Why did I receive a bill from the Midland Police Department for a false alarm?
19. How can I get a tour of the Law Enforcement Center?