PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BUREAU


The Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) provides the Sheriff’s Office with a thorough, consistent and fair investigative review of complaints and commendations.

The PSB is located within the Sheriff’s Office and reports directly to the sheriff.

The PSB has full authority to conduct investigations without interference from any employee.

PSB exists to provide the following services to employees of the Sheriff’s Office and the community

  • To protect the public from misconduct of an employee.
  • To protect the department and employees from false accusations of misconduct.
  • To provide an early warning system of misconduct.
  • To identify organizational conditions that may contribute to misconduct.
  • To acknowledge employees for conduct above and beyond the call of duty.

Lieutenant  Brent Melander

Professional Standards

Making a Complaint

The Sheriff’s Office will accept complaints either verbally or in writing from any person including witnesses, uninvolved third parties, outside agencies or anonymous sources.

Complaints may be made in person or by telephone, fax, e-mail, completing a form on our web site or US mail service.


Racial Profiling Complaints

A complaint of racial profiling against a Sheriff’s Office employee may be made either to the Sheriff’s Office or with the Office of the Attorney General (888)-428-8436 or on their website www.ksag.org.

Commendations

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is committed to giving proper recognition to its employees for commendable performances.

If you wish to express appreciation or commend a member of the Sheriff’s Office for a "job well done" you may either call or write to the Sheriff or to the Professional Standards Unit.  For your convenience you may use the Commendation Form below.