The Office of Professional Standards exists to ensure the highest level of professionalism is displayed throughout the Department. This Office is responsible for receiving and processing reports of commendable performance by employees within the Department.
This Office manages and maintains the organized review, development and implementation of all Department Policies and assists with the development of training and practices which encourages employees to perform at the highest level possible.
The Office of Professional Standards manages the selection process for sworn and civilian employees, including the officer candidate interview boards, background investigations, and promotional examinations.
Responding to citizen concerns regarding the performance and service provided by the Bellevue Police Department is a priority. A primary duty in the Office of Professional Standards is to assist in educating the public regarding law enforcement operations and conducting thorough, timely investigations of any allegation of employee misconduct.