The Professional Standards Unit’s (PSU) primary responsibility is protecting the INTEGRITY and REPUTATION of the police department. The PSU’s duties range from managing the agency’s accreditation process to overseeing the complaint and commendation processes of police personnel. The Rocklin Police Department has been an accredited law enforcement agency since 2007, and received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). To maintain accredited status, the PSU oversees planning, coordination, maintenance and adherence to nationally recognized standards and best practices, new legislation and case law. The PSU acts as a liaison between police administration, other department employees and outside agencies to ensure compliance with CALEA standards in all the Department’s policies, procedures and practices. The PSU also processes and investigates citizen commendations and complaints.
The PSU works closely with the Rocklin Human Resources Department to coordinate testing, interviewing, and background investigations to recruit the best possible candidates when job openings occur. Recruitment of quality people begins with good community relations. To provide outreach to the community, the PSU oversees a Public Relations (PR) Team, with the goal of providing positive interaction between law enforcement and the people we serve.