Professional Standards

Internal Affairs

The Professional Standards Division is responsible for the internal affairs function of the Hagerstown Department of Police. This division’s responsibilities include: 

  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Departmental Inspections and Audits
  • The Departmental Intern Program
  • The Departmental Ride-Along Program
  • The administration of special overtime assignments
  • The retrieval of video data from Departmental video systems
  • Various projects and/or duties assigned by the Chief of Police

The Professional Standards Division takes pride in treating all persons equally, fairly and respectfully; while striving to diligently seek the truth, protect the innocent and prosecute the guilty. 

HAGERSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT


Internal Affairs Investigations Statistical Summaries


Externally Generated / Citizen Complaints

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sustained 1 0 5 3 0
Not Sustained 3 4 7 23 7
Unfounded 0 0 4 12 0
Exonerated 0 0 0 1 0
Policy Failure 0 0 0 0 0

Internally Generated / Directed Complaints

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sustained 18 18 11 17 11
Not Sustained 2 2 0 3 4
Unfouned 1 0 0 0 1
Exonerated 0 1 0 0 1