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Professional Standards Division

The Professional Standards Division is the entity within the police department that helps to ensure the quality of the services being offered to our citizens. This entity contains the Internal Affairs Unit, Staff Inspections Unit, Accreditation, Recruiting, Background Investigations and Training. The Department received CALEA Accreditation (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) in March 2014 . For more information on CALEA Accreditation, click on the following link:

Internal Affairs Unit

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for overseeing investigations into police department staff conduct. Some complaints are generated by citizens, but more are generated internally as part of our stringent review processes. The below table represents all investigations conducted for calendar year 2016. Questions or comments can be directed to 757-514-7906.

    Percentage of Total Cases
Total Internal Affairs Cases 55  
Sustained Cases 41  74%
Not Sustained Cases 2  4%
Unfounded Cases 12  22%
Exonerated Cases 0  0%
Under Investigation 0  0%
Source of Complaint- Citizen 12  22%
Source of Complaint- Department 43  78%
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