Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for crime analysis, budget preparation and budget management, acquisition of alternative funding resources, management of the Early Warning System, policy development, strategic planning, and oversight of the accreditation process.

Early Warning System:

The Early Warning System tracks and monitors the Internal Affairs database for personnel activity reference to complaints, performance infractions, vehicle pursuits, employee involved vehicle crashes and use of force. Annually, the Professional Standards Commander will provide a statistical summary of all Internal Affairs Investigations and Administrative Inquiries to the Chief of Police and the public.

Accreditation:

The law enforcement accreditation process was developed to address what was seen as a need to enhance law enforcement as a profession. It provides a process to systematically conduct an internal review and assessment of the agency's policies and procedures, and make adjustments wherever necessary to meet state, national, and internationally accepted law enforcement standards. The programs have become the primary method for our agency to voluntarily demonstrate our commitment to excellence in law enforcement. The standards upon which the Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of law enforcement practitioners and researchers. The Jupiter Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. and by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Agencies.

Recruitment & Hiring:

Responsible for recruitment, selection, processing and hiring for the department.
For assistance or more information about Recruitment & Hiring, please contact Officer Adam Brown or view our career opportunities page.

Training:

Responsible for the development and coordination of all training for department members, as well as the storage and maintenance of those records. The Field Training and Evaluation Program is also the responsibility of the Training Coordinator. There is no question that a highly trained police force is more efficient, cost effective and safer for both officers and the citizens they serve. The coordination and implementation of this training ensures that police officers and civilian personnel alike receive the necessary training to maintain their proficiency.
For assistance or more information about Training, please contact Sergeant Brad Vince.

Property and Evidence:

This unit is accountable for all of the items which are stored in our evidence facility and ensures the availability of those items for court presentations and/or the return of the property to the rightful owner.

Staff Inspections:

Measurement of quality assurance within each section of the police department and comprehensive inspections against state and national accreditation standards.

For assistance or more information about the Office of Professional Standards, contact Major Adam Hirsch.