Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Office of the Chief and is responsible for the investigation of all applicants for positions within the department and the investigations of serious allegations of employee misconduct. These tasks are accomplished by two different units: the Background Investigations and Recruiting Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit.

The Background Investigations and Recruiting Unit is responsible for filling vacant sworn and non-sworn positions throughout the department and works closely with the County’s Department of Human Resources to recruit qualified applicants. For information on employment opportunities with the Gwinnett County Police Department, visit our Employment page.

The Internal Affairs Unit tracks and maintains records on all department allegations of employee misconduct, uses of force, and vehicle pursuits. This unit is also responsible for investigating serious allegations of employee misconduct and handles internal investigations for other County departments and city governments at the direction of the Chief of Police.

The department takes all allegations of employee misconduct very seriously. If you believe an employee acted inappropriately or if you have a question regarding department policy or procedures, contact any Internal Affairs Investigator by e-mail or at 770.513.5500. Procedures for filing an employee-related complaint or commendations are posted at each precinct. For a copy of this procedure, click here. To contact a staff member from the Office of Professional Standards, please visit our Contact Us page.