The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for processing all complaints, investigating allegations of misconduct by agency employees, maintaining compliance with law enforcement accreditation standards, conducting staff inspections of organizational components and functions, policy development and revision, conducting various audits, inspections, and inventories, and maintaining records of various incidents such as employee traffic accidents, pursuits, use of force incidents, and commendations.
The Office of Professional Standards can be reached at 727-562-4304.
Closed Internal Affairs cases are displayed for six months.
Annual Office of Professional Standards Statistical Report from 2019.
Includes policies on de-escalation, use-of-force continuum, ban of chokeholds and strangleholds, and more.
The Clearwater Police Department is accredited through the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation as a means to ensure compliance with the highest standards of the law enforcement profession. The police department first attained its accreditation status in 1998.
Biased policing undermines legitimate law enforcement efforts, alienates community members, and fosters community distrust. The purpose of this policy is to emphasize the agency’s commitment to unbiased, equitable treatment of all persons.
If a citizen wishes to commend or complain about the actions of any Clearwater Police Department employee, it may be done in person, by phone, email, letter or through the Clearwater Connect system.
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