Professional Standards

The Erie Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality police services. The relationship of trust and confidence between our staff and residents is essential if we are to succeed in this goal. 

Commend Exceptional Performance 

To commend the actions of an Erie Police Officer, the best way is to submit a commendation describing the incident and the actions you think were exceptional. Information such as date, time, and location will help identify the employee if you did not catch a name. Commendations are received by leadership and placed in the employee’s file. Our Police Officers do not expect to be thanked for their service but recognition of exceptional service is always appreciated.

Review Panel

The Professional Standards Review Panel (PSRP) advises the Erie Police Department on Internal Affairs Investigations conducted by the Erie Police Department. While the panel does not have investigative or decision-making authority, the comments received are highly valuable to the department. The panel is initiated on an as-needed basis to review cases in a timely manner.

Internal Affairs Investigations

When the Erie Police Department becomes aware of complaints or allegations against a department employee, it is thoroughly investigated. A simple investigation might take only a day to complete, while a complex complaint may take many more days to fully investigate and review. The Chief of Police reviews every inquiry and complaint. For immediate complaints please call dispatch and ask for an on-duty supervisor at 303-441-4444.