The GTPD Office of Professional Standards investigates accusations of police misconduct and maintains an accurate record of citizen complaints, administrative investigations, disciplinary documents, and on-duty traffic collisions. An Early Warning System alerts management regarding issues that require additional training or disciplinary measures. All investigations are subject to final review by the Chief of Police, and are reported to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
The Office of Professional Standards is also charged with developing and updating all GTPD policies and procedures, ensuring compliance and preparing for re-accreditation with CALEA.
The Georgia Tech Police Department has been accredited since 2013 as a Law Enforcement Agency by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The standards cover six major areas:
- Roles, responsibilities, and relationships with other agencies
- Organization, management and administration
- Personnel administration
- Law enforcement operations, operational support, and traffic law enforcement
- Detainee and court-related services
- Auxiliary and technical services.