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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


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.


  • 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