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The purpose of the Office of Professional Standards is to insure the continued confidence of the community by upholding the integrity of the department. Members of this unit vigorously investigate all complaints with the understanding that a thorough investigation will not only bring to light any misconduct or inappropriate activity, but will also protect employees and the department from unfounded and unwarranted accusations.
The Office of Professional Standards has the authority to conduct investigations in the following instances:
Whenever a complaint of criminal misconduct is made against an employee of the Department, or the probability exists that criminal charges may be filed against an employee, the Office of Professional Standards will contact the appropriate investigative entity for review. This criminal investigation will be governed by appropriate and applicable law. A separate administrative investigation may be initiated as well.