The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the total operation of the police department. This includes the preparation of the departmental budget, planning and development, developing departmental policy, rules and operating procedures. This Office has four (4) additional units: the Professional Standards Unit; Information Services Unit; Municipal Court Liaison Unit; and the Internal Affairs Unit. The Community Policing Teams are coordinated by this Office. It is the responsibility of the Chief of Police to ensure the Department operates effectively and efficiently according to city and department policy.
The Professional Standards Unit is coordinated by a Police Inspector (Lieutenant). The unit is responsible for the following functions:
This unit is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining the department computer network system. ISU works with other units and teams of the Department to plan, research, formulate and implement computer and other programs which will allow for a more efficient and effective police service delivery system. The ISU works with other units of city government to ensure coordination with the citywide computer network system.
Responsible for the day to day supervision of the Court Clerk's Office and maintaining a good rapport and open lines of communication with the Municipal Court.
Responsible for receiving and filing all complaints filed against members of the Police Department. All complaints are referred to the appropriate Group Manager for investigation.
The Community Policing Team concept is to provide a means for coordinating and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of police services in an established area and/or patrol sector. These are analytical teams comprised of members of the operational teams with ancillary duties to identify specific neighborhoods in their sector and with direct input from the citizens, identify, analyze and resolve unique problems to those neighborhoods. There are six (6) Community Police Teams. Teams one (1) through six (6) correspond to patrol sectors and one (1) through six (6) are responsible for identifying, analyzing and solving neighborhood problems in their respective sectors. Team Leaders provide monthly reports concerning activity for their respective area and make presentations at quarterly Compstat meetings.