Internal Affairs Commander

Direct investigation of police personnel and meting out corrective action.
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Salary Range
$47,000 – $124,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Internal Affairs Commanders do?

Directs activities of workers engaged in investigating accusations against police personnel, administering disciplinary actions and inspecting police personnel and equipment: Directs investigative work of internal affairs personnel to gather information for presentation at hearings in response to accusations against police personnel or deficiencies in performance. Schedules hearings to permit complainant or accused officer to appeal recommended disciplinary action. Supervises work of POLICE INSPECTOR I 375.267-026.

Should I be an Internal Affairs Commander?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Commander, Internal Affairs

    How to Become an
    Internal Affairs Commander

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