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Office of Professional Standards

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To further enhance accountability and transparency, the Hillsboro Police Department has a specialized unit called the Office of Professional Standards (OPS).

This specialized unit oversees: 

  • Recruiting and hiring
  • Policy and procedure
  • Training
  • Internal affairs investigations

The unit also oversees maintenance of our new employee tracking database called “IA Pro.’’ The IA Pro database allows the department to collect and analyze incident level information on the following crucial police activities:

  • Force response
  • Pursuits
  • Citizen complaints
  • Administrative complaints
  • Firearms discharge
  • Lost/damaged City property
  • K-9 deployments
  • Litigation

2018 A Year in Review

Each day we remain focused on community policing and fulfilling our mission:

  • To work with the community to prevent and suppress crime
  • To develop a creative, diverse and professional workforce
  • To serve people sincerely and professionally
  • To earn and hold the public trust
  • To build valued partnerships
  • Honor justice through fairness

We strive to make each year more successful and productive than the last. Thank you for your continued support.

Read the 2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Summary of Complaints

During 2019, Hillsboro officers responded to 72,296 calls for service. Out of those, the department received 36 community complaints which equates to an average of one complaint for approximately every 2,008 calls for service.

Although the low number of complaints is a positive reflection of the quality of employees who serve the community, we take complaints seriously and make a point to investigate each one thoroughly.

It is our goal to constantly strive to improve our service and examining the actions of our employees provides a mechanism for improving performance, training, and compliance with policy.

Read the 2019 Annual Summary of Complaints