The Office of Professional Standards (OPS), or Internal Affairs as it is commonly referred, believes in a “Community Policing” philosophy that promotes proactive problem solving and police community partnerships. These close-working relationships with the community enable police to establish public confidence in law enforcement. The Savannah Police Department demands a high standard of conduct and discipline from all of its employees (sworn and civilian) in order to preserve the necessary trust and confidence within the community we serve. The Office of Professional Standards is committed to conducting fair and impartial internal investigations on behalf of both the employee and the citizens of Savannah. The outcome of each case is based on an evaluation of the facts disclosed during the investigation.
The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Chief of Police and is currently comprised of 1 Captain, 6 Sergeants, 1 Civilian Paralegal, and 1 Civilian Administrative Assistant and is located in a separate building from the Police Department.
Complaints can be submitted:
- In person
- By phone
- By Fax
- By e-mail
- By U.S. mail
- and/or can be taken at any SPD facility
The Office of Professional Standards is commanded by:
Lt. Richard Wiggins
1900 East Victory Drive, Suite B5
Savannah Ga. 31404