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Office of Professional Standards

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Bruce BalchunasOPS Division Commander – Lieutenant Bruce Balchunas

Additional Division Staff:

  • Detective Joe Pena
  • Deputy Susan Hernandez

Mission

To assist the Sheriff’s Office in maintaining the trust of the public by conducting administrative investigations regarding: allegations of employee misconduct, critical incidents, such as; officer-involved shootings, pursuits resulting in serious injury, or any incident resulting in serious injury or death of a person, regardless of any allegations of misconduct. The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) also conducts proactive measures to ensure employee(s) are conforming to set standards by conducting periodic inspections and reviews.

Goals

  • Protection of the Public
  • Protection of the Employee
  • Protection of the Sheriff’s Office
Message from the Sheriff
Frequently Asked Questions
Commendation Process
Complaint Process