The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) exists within the Office of the Chief of Police of the St. Charles Police Department. The OPR is responsible for the following functions:
The Human Resources function of the St. Charles Police Department OPR incorporates the roles of personnel recruitment, testing and selection, and conducting investigative background checks of applicants. This office oversees the field training program for both civilian and sworn personnel. The OPR works in conjunction with the City of St. Charles Human Resource Department to ensure the welfare of its employees.
The City of St. Charles continuously accepts applications for the positions of Police Officer, Police Service Technician, and Communications Specialist. For more information, visit Career Opportunities.
The Internal Affairs function of the St. Charles Police Department OPR is charged with:
Upholding the integrity of the department
The institutional accountability of its employees
To insure the continued confidence of the community
All complaints are vigorously investigated with the understanding that a thorough investigation will not only bring to light any misconduct or inappropriate activity, but also protect its employees and the agency from unfounded and unwarranted accusations.
Complaints and/or concerns regarding police services can be lodged with any of the Department's supervisors. In each case, the OPR serves as a centralized authority for maintaining control over complaints and internal investigations.
The Office of Professional Responsibility coordinates departmental training needs, maintains MO POST training files, and facilitates training curriculum with local law enforcement training academies.