Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Investigations 2019

For the 2019 calendar year, the Department of Public Safety conducted a total of ten (10) internal investigations.

Nine (9) involved sworn personnel

One (1) involved non-sworn personnel

Of the ten (10) complaints investigated, six (6) were sustained, three (3) were unfounded and one (1) was inconclusive.

As a result of these complaints, four (4) sworn employees were disciplined;

  • Two (2) received a letter of reprimand.
  • One (1) received a suspension.
  • One (1) was terminated.
  • One (1) non-sworn IA investigation resulted in a referral CSES Administration and received appropriate coaching.

Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Investigations 2018

During the 2018 calendar year, the Department of Public Safety conducted a total of eight (8) internal affair investigations (IAI).

Four (4) involved sworn personnel

Four (4) involved non-sworn personnel.

Of the eight (8) IAI’s, sx (6) were sustained and two (2) were unsubstantiated.

The outcomes of the six (6) sustained cases were as follows;

  • One (1) separation from SU
  • Two (2) received a letter of reprimand and suspension
  • One (1) non-sworn reprimand and last chance agreement
  • One (1) letter of reprimand
  • One (1) conversation form

The number of IAI in 2018 falls within the average number of cases per year. There were no trends, case similarity or overreaching training deficiencies discovered.

Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Investigations 2017

For the 2017 calendar year, the Department of Public Safety conducted a total of nine (9) internal investigations.

Five (5) involved sworn personnel.

Four (4) involved non-sworn personnel.

Of the nine (9) complaints investigated, 4 were sustained and 5 were unsubstantiated.

As a result of these complaints, three (3) sworn employees were disciplined;

  • One (1) received a letter of reprimand.
  • One (1) received a letter of reprimand and suspension.
  • One (1) received appropriate coaching.
  • Non-sworn IA investigation (1) resulted in a referral DCSES Administration and (1) received appropriate coaching.

Five (5) complaints were unsubstantiated.  However, during the course of the IA investigation, unrelated deficiencies were discovered in two (2) cases and appropriate coaching was completed.

Review of the IA investigations revealed no discernible trends in performance amongst sworn and non-sworn personnel.  Retraining has been completed at roll calls.  A plan to incorporate training during yearly In Service and at Firearm Qualifications has been prepared.  There were no other trends, policy, or training issues discovered.

Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Investigations 2016

For the 2016 calendar year, the Department of Public Safety conducted a total of seven (7) internal investigations.

Six (6) involved sworn personnel

One (1) involved non-sworn personnel

Of the seven (7) complaints investigated, 4 were sustained and 3 were unsubstantiated

As a result of these complaints, three (3) sworn employees were disciplined;

  • One (1) received a letter of reprimand, suspension and last chance agreement
  • One (1) received a letter of reprimand and suspension
  • One (1) resigned prior to completion of IA investigation. Complaint was not criminal in nature.
  • Non-sworn IA investigation (1) resulted in a written reprimand and retraining.

Three (3) complaints were unsubstantiated.  However, during the course of the IA investigation unrelated deficiencies were discovered in two (2) cases and appropriate coaching was completed.

Review of the IA investigations revealed officers are still growing accustom to the BWC’s.  Retraining has been has been completed at roll calls.  And a plan to incorporate training during yearly In Service and at Firearm Qualifications has been prepared.  There were no other trends, policy, or training issues discovered.

 

Internal Affairs/Professional Standards Investigations 2015

For the 2015 calendar year, the Department of Public Safety conducted a total of thirteen (13) Internal Affairs investigations.

Eight (8) were sustained pending investigation.

Four (4) were closed by investigation, unable to substantiate.

One (1) case remains open.

In the Internal Affairs cases with “sustained” dispositions, disciplinary action was taken and noted in the investigation file.