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Professional Standards Division
 

The Professional Standards Division was established as a separate entity in the year 2001. The Professional Standards Division is responsible for all investigations relative to citizen complaints, as well as internal matters involving officer disputes.

Additionally, the Professional Standards Division conducts:

  • Comprehensive background checks on all prospective employees, both sworn personnel and civilian.
  • Conduct investigations into liquor law violations and cases that may involve special matters such as the investigation into the operation of the License Commission.
  • Conducts various assignments at the Chief's discretion.

During the calendar year 2007, the department conducted 17 internal investigations. Comparing calendar year 2007 to 2006, the division handled 26% fewer investigations. A breakdown of the investigations conducted by this division is contained in the table below:

 
Professional Standards Division Complaints Filed and Investigated
  2006 2007 Variance % + or -
Cases Exonerated 1 1 0 N/A
Cases Not Sustained 3 0 -3 -100%
Cases Sustained 14 9 -5 -36%
Cases Still Open 4 6 2 50%
Cases Unfounded 1 1 0 N/A
Total: 23 17 -6 -26%
 
 
 
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