It is the policy of the Orlando Police Department to provide a means of inspection and support through a process of staff review and evaluation to ascertain if policy and procedures, and rules and regulations, are adequate and being adhered to; whether Department resources are adequate and are being properly utilized; to evaluate the overall performance and attitude of the Department, and to ensure compliance with applicable accreditation standards.
Staff Inspection: An inspection conducted by personnel who do not have supervision of the persons, facilities, or procedures being inspected.
The Staff Inspection is a quality control management tool designed to objectively review the Agency’s organizational units. Staff inspections involve the examination of all agency operations for efficiency, safety, effectiveness, policy compliance, and adequacy of management controls. The Staff Inspections Unit shall have the authority of the Chief of Police to inspect various areas of operations within the Police Department to ensure that:
Delegated authority is being executed properly.
Orders and instructions have been effectively carried out.
Policies and procedures of the Police Department are adhered to.
Information concerning the quality of services delivered and its effectiveness is surveyed, evaluated, and shared.
Resources are adequate for achieving the goals and objectives of the Department.
Inspections reveal the existence of specific needs or requirements for change.
The inspecting authority has access, for the purpose of inspection, to all records, facilities, property, and equipment of the Department.
The Chief of Police is informed of all deficiencies of the Department on a routine basis.
Personnel assigned to the Staff Inspections Unit shall operate under the direct authority of the Chief of Police while conducting an inspection. Staff Inspection personnel, regardless of rank, shall be subordinate to the Chief of Police, his designated Division Commander and the Inspections Section Commander. Personnel assigned to an inspection shall be considered equal with the ranking members of the organization component being inspected.
An inspection shall be conducted within each organizational component at least every three years. The Chief of Police may cause inspections to be conducted more frequently as needed.
For more information about the Orlando Police Department's Staff Inspections Unit, contact:
Orlando Police Department
Professional Standards Division
Staff Inspections Unit
100 S. Hughey Avenue Orlando, FL 32801
or call (407) 246-2463