One of the primary responsibilities of a modern law enforcement agency is to have a mechanism in place that monitors the activities of its employees to ensure that each one acts with integrity and professionalism in the conduct of their official duties as a police officer. The San Angelo Police Department rigorously monitors the activities of its employees to maintain the highest possible standards of conduct.
Under the direction of the Chief of Police, the Office of Professional Standards is staffed by one sergeant and one detective. The unit provides an avenue for the citizens of San Angelo to report improper police actions. The Professional Standards unit is charged with investigating those allegations of misconduct or other internal affairs matters as assigned by the Chief of Police. The Professional Standards unit exists to safeguard the high degree of integrity and professionalism required by our officers to provide the highest quality police services to the community and to maintain the public trust.
The Professional Standards unit also performs other duties for the Chief of Police such as overseeing the Department’s Accident and Injury Review board, supervising the Sex Offender Compliance Program and providing yearly analytical reports related to Response to Resistance, Vehicle Pursuits and on duty Accidents and Injuries of employees.
The Professional Standards Unit also manages the Department’s activities and ensures that the Department remains in compliance with its Recognized status within the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Recognition Program.