Professional Standards (Internal Affairs)

The Professional Standards Division is established within the Office of the Chief of Police of the Peoria Police Department. The Professional Standards Division is headed by a police lieutenant, who reports directly to the Chief of Police.

The men and women of the Peoria Police Department are dedicated to building a strong Peoria. Through the delivery of exemplary service with a focus on problem-solving, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life in our neighborhoods by "Building a Partnership" with the community we serve.


How to compliment the actions or performance of a Peoria Police Employee?

Call the Police Department at 309-673-4521 or stop by the department and ask to speak with a supervisor to verbally communicate your thanks.

Write a letter or send an email to the Peoria Police Department commending the employee. An email form can be found at Peoria Police Department.

Complete the Commendation and Complaint form (PDF).

Commendation letters are forwarded to the Department member and a copy is placed in the employee's permanent personnel file.


False Complaints

On occasion, people will make false complaints against department members. Citizens should be aware of the Illinois Criminal Code 720 ILCS 26-1(A4) "Transmits or causes to be transmitted in any manner to any peace officer, public officer or public employee a report to the effect that an offense will be committed, or has been committed, knowing at the time of the transmission that there is no reasonable ground for believing that the offense will be committed, is being committed or has been committed."

Police employees are carefully selected, held to high professional standards and provided the best training possible. If you should have an occasion to see a police employee doing an outstanding job, we encourage you to let us know about it.

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