Office of Professional Standards
The Office of Professional Standards(OPS) is the department's gatekeeper of integrity, professionalism, and transparency. OPS performs three main functions to accomplish these task; Internal Affairs, Hiring and Background, and Open Records.
It is the policy of the East Point Police Department to investigate all allegations of employee misconduct in a thorough and impartial manner. All alleged complaints of employee misconduct are documented to ensure that complaints are received and investigated in a consistent and reasonable manner; to identify areas of misunderstanding by the complaining citizen, to identify employees whose attitude, behavior and/or performance is in need of correction and supervisory intervention, to protect the agency employees and the Department from erroneous complaints; and to identify Department policies, training and/or practices in need of reevaluation, clarification and/or correction.
OPS maintains documentation of all complaints received and mainly investigates complaints of employee misconduct of a serious nature. Minor complaints of employee on-duty misconduct are documented by OPS, but is usually investigated by the employee's ranking supervisor. The East Point Police Department will investigate all complaints regardless of the manner in which the complaint is received.
Hiring and Background
The East Point Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability (except where physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification) or natural origin. OPS is tasked with recruiting and vetting of qualified candidates to fill the ranks of the Police Department's civilian and sworn personnel.
The East Point Police Department encourages public access and fosters public transparency and trust by implementing policy and procedure that adhere to laws and guidelines of the Georgia Open Records Act. It is the function of OPS to service the public's request of information regarding the Police Department and its personnel. Citizens should note; all open record requests should first be submitted to the City Clerk's Office.