The Office of Professional Standards


The Office of Professional Standards (OPS), or Internal Affairs as it is commonly called, believes in a “Community Policing” philosophy that promotes proactive problem solving and police community partnerships. These close working relationships with the community enable police to establish public confidence in law enforcement. The Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department demands a high standard of conduct and discipline from all of its employees (sworn and civilian) in order to preserve the necessary trust and confidence within the community we serve. The Office of Professional Standards is committed to conducting fair and impartial internal investigations on behalf of both the employee and the citizens of Savannah and Chatham County. The outcome of each case is based on an evaluation of the facts disclosed during the investigation.

The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Chief of Police and is currently comprised of 1 Captain, 6 Sergeants, 1 Civilian Paralegal, and 1 Civilian Administrative Assistant and is located in a separate building from the Police Department.


Complaints can be submitted:

  • Anonymously
  • In person
  • By phone
  • By Fax
  • By e-mail
  • By U.S. mail
  • and/or can be taken at any SCMPD facility


The Office of Professional Standards is commanded by:

Major Robert Gavin
E-mail Major Gavin
Office of Professional Standards
601E 66th St Suite 100
Savannah Ga. 31405