The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for :
1. Internal Affairs Investigations
Investigates allegations of police misconduct from the public and within the department. The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for any investigations that are assigned by the Chief of Police to maintain the integrity of the department. Click here for a copy of the department complaint policy and forms.
2. Public Affairs
Promotes community policing philosophy by building partnerships with residents, businesses, and service providers for the purpose of establishing a safe community and promoting effective crime prevention education. Programs include the Citizen Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch and Internship Program.
Ensures that all officers receive mandatory certification and recertification training. Manages departmental training and the Field Training Program.
4. Recruitment and Hiring
Facilitates and manages the hiring, testing and selection process.
5. Accreditation Management
Develops policies and procedures to meet accreditation standards. Conducts ongoing inspections to maintain accreditation standards.