The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) is a fact-finding internal investigative unit. OPS also disseminates information to the media and is responsible for the maintenance of employee internal affairs files. OPS is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police. OPS will have the authority and responsibility to initiate an investigation into employee misconduct or citizen complaints involving anyone under the employment of the Chief of Police.
OPS personnel will have the authority to access all department records, reports, equipment and areas under the control of the Police Department for the purpose of making a complete investigation of alleged misconduct.