Office of Professional Standards - Internal Affairs

Sgt. Darin Lair is the current supervisor of the Office of Professional Standards - Internal Affairs.

The purpose of the Internal Affairs Unit is to ensure Police Department personnel comply with professional standards of the Department and to ensure this proper relationship by providing citizens with a fair and effective avenue to seek redress for legitimate complaints against department employees, and to protect employees from false charges of misconduct.

In order to accomplish this function, the Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for:

  • Internal investigations 
  • Special investigations 
  • Use of force compliance reviews  
  • Employee traffic accident reviews
Principles of Policing 
  • The Longview Police Department must preserve and advance the principles of democracy.
  • The Longview Police Department places its highest value on the preservation of human life.
  • The Longview Police Department believes that the prevention of crime is its number one operational priority.
  • The Longview Police Department will involve the community in the delivery of its services.
  • The Longview Police Department believes it must be accountable to the community it serves.
  • The Longview Police Department is committed to professionalism in all aspects of its operations.
  • The Longview Police Department will maintain the highest standards of integrity.
(Adapted from the U.S. Department of Justice: Principles of Good Policing: Avoiding Violence Between Police and Citizens 1993, revised 2003. Web)