To ensure the public trust, the Office of Professional Standards under the Office of the Chief. was created and works directly from the Office of the Chief and was established to investigate allegations of employee misconduct and to provide the public with a fair and effective means to address their legitimate grievances against the agency or its employees. This office identifies policies and practices that are ineffective or outdated. The OPS is the Department’s Internal Affairs Unit.
Employees that are involved in illegal, unethical, or unprofessional conduct are identified and appropriate action is taken to correct the problem.
Investigations are intended to protect the reputation of individual employees, the agency, and the public from false or misleading information.
The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for the continuous training of police officers. Officers from Griffin and other agencies comprised the 198 students that attended advanced P.O.S.T. classes at the Department.
Lt./Inv. Darrell Dix
Darrell Dix has been in law enforcement for 23 years. He is responsible for training, the PRISIM Judgmental Use of Force Simulator, Fleet Management, Equipment Acquisition, and assists with Internal Affairs Cases. Dix is the Special Response Team Commander and holds certifications up to the Management level. He is the department’s only Senior P.O.S.T. Instructor. He is also a Firearms, Defensive Tactics, and SWAT Instructor. Dix has had prior assignments with Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, and Narcotics.