Professional Standards Division
The Professional Standards
Unit is responsible for three main areas of Professionalism within the Pinal
County Sheriff’s Office to include Internal Affairs, Policy Development and
Implementation and Internal Audits and Inspections.
The Internal Affairs
Staffed by one sergeant and one detective and has the responsibility to
investigate internal and external complaints filed against any staff member of
the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, including sworn, detention, civilian and
volunteers. All of the investigations are conducted using current investigative
techniques and established procedures. Recognized as a leader in the field, PCSO
has been contacted by several agencies, both large and small, to conduct
Internal Affairs Investigations for them.
The Internal Affairs Squad is also responsible for filing and logging all
discipline rendered, filing and tracking all citizens complaints, tacking and
trending all Use Of Force Incidents and Pursuits.
Policy Development and
Managed through the Professional Standards Unit and responsible for ensuring
that the P.C.S.O. Policy Manual is up to date with the most current state and
federal laws as well as being in compliance with all applicable court rulings
and Memorandums of Understandings, and Law Enforcement Best practices. This is
done by ensuring that the policy manual is reviewed semi-annually.
The Professional Standards Unit also ensures that all employees have accepted
their policy manuals electronically as well as tracking the competition of Daily
Training Bulletins by all of the sworn members of the agency.
Internal Audits and
Conducted and/or monitored by the Professional Standards Unit. These may include
audits of report competition, evidence and property, response times, training
records, or any of several other topics.