One of the primary responsibilities of any modern law enforcement agency is the development of an effective mechanism that monitors the activities of the agency’s employees.
The purpose of this mechanism is to ensure that every employee is conducting themselves professionally and displaying the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
With these goals in mind, the Galveston Police Department has taken a proactive approach and established the Office of Professional Standards, or OPS.
The Office of Professional Standards is staffed by a Supervisor who works directly for the Chief of Police.
This office is responsible for:
Investigation of citizen complaints
Other issues as directed by the Chief of Police
Depending on the nature of the complaint, some investigations are referred to the employee’s immediate supervisor for investigation.
- Key reasons for monitoring employee performance
- How to file a compliment on an officer or employee of the agency or service received
- How to file a complaint
- What to expect after the complaint is filed
It is our goal to provide the best possible police service to our community.
For this reason, we rigorously monitor the activities of our employees and strive to achieve the highest possible standards of conduct.
Sgt. Kenneth Weems
Office of Professional Standards