Professional Standards

Internal Affairs Unit

Our department is committed to Professional Standards providing policing services that are fair, effective, and impartially applied. Toward that end, employees of all ranks and assignments are held to the highest standards of official conduct and are demanded to respect the rights of all citizens and co-workers. Employees’ adherence to these standards, motivated by an ethical and professional obligation to perform their job to the best of their ability, is the ultimate objective of this agency.

The overall goals of the Internal Affairs function are to ensure the public trust and improve agency performance through specific and general deterrence to misconduct and to identify operational deficiencies in the department.

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office mandates that all police agencies perform the Internal Affairs function. This function involves the investigation and resolution of complaints of police misconduct that originate with private citizens or are generated by the supervisors, officers, or employees of a Law Enforcement agency.

To read how Internal Affairs Complaints and Dispositions are classified, 
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2019 Internal Affairs Reports

  1. Old Bridge Police Department Internal Affairs Complaint Index

  2. Summary of Major Disciplinary Matters

Internal Affairs investigations will not always be completed in the calendar year the investigation commenced. Discipline is subject to a defined process, which may include a member's right to a hearing. These factors, and others, may delay the actual enforcement of the discipline into a future reporting calendar year. The Summary of Major Disciplinary Matters will report the discipline in the year the matter was fully adjudicated, and not necessarily the calendar year that the Internal Affairs Complaint was filed.