Farmington Police Department Professional Standards Division

Functions & Responsibilities

The Farmington Police Department Professional Standards division consists of one lieutenant, two sergeants, and a corporal. They are tasked with conducting inspections and internal affairs investigations. These functions are performed to maintain the department's professional standards, preserve public confidence, and ensure the overall integrity of the police department.

The primary responsibility of inspections is to conduct periodic checks and reviews on a variety of police department functions. This is done to verify compliance with department policy and procedures and to provide feedback to supervisors and the chief of police. The inspections function includes an annual analysis of motor vehicle pursuits, bias-based profiling complaints, responses to aggression, internal affairs, personnel grievances, and the early identification system. The department's evidence and storage system is also periodically checked for compliance. The internal affairs function has the primary responsibility of investigating complaints against police department employees, civil tort claim investigations, and allegations of misconduct within the department.

Community Feedback

The Farmington Police Department understands the importance of community feedback - both negative and positive. Information provided by the public helps us to better our department, thus providing the best service to our community.

The following forms have been provided so that citizens may file a complaint or commend an employee for outstanding work. Completed forms may be emailed to Lieutenant Sierra Tafoya at  

Citizen Complaint Form
Use this form to file a complaint.
Commendation Form
Use this form to commend our employees for excellent service.