The Department is often evaluated and judged by the conduct of its individual employees. It is imperative that the organization, as a whole, be free from public censure based on the misconduct of a few. The community must be confident that the Department will fairly and honestly police its members.
Key Reasons for Monitoring Employee Performance
Protection of the Public
The public has the right to receive fair, efficient, and impartial law enforcement. The Department shall ensure this through the detection, investigation, and adjudication of employee misconduct.
Protection of the Department
Protection of the Employee
Employees must be protected against false allegations of misconduct. This can only be accomplished through a consistently thorough investigative process that ensures their rights are protected and all available evidence is appropriately collected.
Correction of Procedural Problems
The Department is constantly seeking to improve its efficiency. Occasionally, administrative investigations disclose faulty procedures that would otherwise have gone undetected.
Removal of Unfit Personnel
Personnel who engage in serious acts of misconduct, or who have demonstrated they are unfit for the law enforcement profession, must be removed for the protection of the public, the Department, and the Department employees.