Office of Professional Standards
The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) ensures the integrity of the Kennesaw State University Department of Public Safety and University Police through the objective and intensive investigation of allegations of police misconduct, excessive force complaints, citizen complaints, abuse of authority, as well as complaints made against other department employees. Accordingly, the Office of Professional Standards is principally responsible for helping the KSU DPS and University Police maintain its credibility, respect, integrity and reputation, both from the public it serves and among its members, as these are vital elements of the KSU DPS mission. Under the chief’s direction, the Office of Professional Standards is also responsible the Research and Planning Unit, Office of Victim Services, Recruitment and Selection, Training Unit, Weapons Inventory and Control, Field Training Officer Program, Community Affairs Program (R.A.D., Explorers, Citizens Police Academy, etc.), Special Response Team (SRT), departmental liaison for Human Resources related issues, and oversight for personnel evaluations. OPS is also tasked with writing and implementing all departmental policies, assisting with budgetary issues, and advising the Chief of Police on internal and external concerns.