Professional Standards Bureau
The Brown Department of Public Safety seeks to demonstrate a high level of professional performance, enhance and maintain the professional integrity of the department, and promote a high level of community confidence in its operations.
The Professional Standards Bureau is responsible for implementing policy, procedures, and directives that aid the organization and its members to realize those goals.
The functional areas of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) include:
- Management of CALEA Accreditation
- Policy development
- Oversight of Proactive Integrity Initiative (Citizen Complaint and Field Stop Data Review)
- Oversight of department training initiatives
As an accredited law enforcement agency, DPS must adhere to standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Every three years the PSB must provide proof of the departmentís compliance with the 446 standards established by the commission.
The standards address nine (9) major law enforcement categories:
- Interagency relationships
- Organization, management, and administration
- Personnel structure
- Personnel process
- Operational support
- Traffic operations
- Prisoner and court-related activities
- Auxiliary and technical services
Standards set forth by CALEA serve as guide for the agency to strengthen its operations, improve service delivery, solidify interagency cooperation, and establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices. Ultimately the standards improve the departmentís ability to boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency.
For more information about CALEA and the accreditation process, please visit http://www.calea.org
Manager, Lieutenant Bruce Holt
Training Coordinator, Sergeant Elayna Boucher