A Lieutenant is assigned to the Office of Professional Standards and reports directly to the Chief of Police. This section is responsible for promoting professional standards through voluntary compliance with policy, procedures, and General Orders.
This position is responsible for the oversight of the functions of Office of Internal Affairs, Internal Audit, and Targeted Operational Planning. The Office of Professional Standards is an investigative body and is responsible for investigating concerns and complaints regarding employees of the agency. Those issues investigated by the Office of Professional Standards or the involved members' chain of command are reviewed by various levels of the chain of command, up to and including the Chief of Police.
The division is charged with the responsibility of insuring the integrity and professionalism of the police services provided to the citizens of the City of Apache Junction.