Professional Standards Division

About the 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 following units:
  • Accreditation
  • Background Investigations
  • Internal Affairs Unit
  • Recruiting
  • Staff Inspections Unit
  • Training

Accreditation


The Department received CALEA Accreditation (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) in March 2014. For more information on CALEA Accreditation, visit their website.

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 following table represents all investigations conducted for calendar year 2016.

Complaints

Case Classification
Number of Cases
Percentage of Total Cases
Sustained Cases
41 74%
Not Sustained Cases
2 4%
Unfounded Cases
12 22%
Exonerated Cases
0 0%
Under Investigation
0 0%
Total Internal Affairs Cases
55 100%

Sources of Complaints

Source of Complaint
Number of Cases
Percentage of Total Cases
Citizens 12 22%
Department 43 78%