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 write a brief email 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, comments received are highly valuable to the department. The five-member panel is initiated on an as-needed basis to review cases in a timely manner.

Seeking Professional Standards Review Panel Members!

The Erie Police Department is accepting applications for the Professional Standards Review Panel!

  • Training provided
  • Must reside in Erie for past 3 years
  • 21 years of age, or older
  • Agree to a criminal background check (no felony convictions permitted)
  • Quarterly meetings, dates to be determined
  • Applicants are highly encouraged to attend the annual Community Police Academy (Fridays, March 6 - May 1, 7-10 p.m.)

To Apply 

Submit the Professional Standards Review Panel application in-person by February 12 at 5 p.m.
          Erie Police Department
          1000 Telleen Avenue, Erie

Interviews conducted Wednesday evening, February 26.
Notifications of selections made by February 28.

Internal Affairs Investigations

When 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 a on-duty supervisor at 303-441-4444.