The Eugene Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards is commanded by a lieutenant who oversees the Internal Affairs Unit as well as a policy analysis and development specialist. Internal Affairs comprises two sergeants, a civilian internal affairs management analyst and a program coordinator.
The primary purpose of EPD’s Internal Affairs Unit is to process and track all complaints, inquiries and commendations involving Eugene Police Department personnel. Internal Affairs works with the Police Auditor’s office to ensure that citizen comments or complaints about police personnel are tracked and followed up on appropriately. Although complaint investigations can be assigned to any department supervisor, an internal affairs sergeant is regularly assigned as the primary fact-finding investigator for certain types of complaints.