The internal affairs division of the police department is responsible for investigating all reports of allegations against the Department and/or any member of the Department. All instances of employee inefficiency and misconduct are investigated. The Deputy Chief of Police is responsible for the internal affairs function of the Department and reports directly to the Chief of Police. The purpose of the internal affairs division is to protect the public, protect employees from false allegations, remove unfit personnel and to correct procedural problems.
Examples of complaints requiring an Internal Affairs investigation will include, but not be limited to, the following allegations: corruption, brutality, misuse of force, civil rights violations and criminal misconduct. All internal investigations are conducted fairly and impartially for both the complainant and the member of the Department. Unless the complaint and allegation is of such magnitude that it requires additional time, all complaints will be resolved within 30 days of the receipt of the initial complaint.