Administrative Division

The Administrative Division encompasses both Professional Standards and Administration.

City of Suffolk Police Department

Professional Standards

The Professional Standards Division is the entity within the police department that helps to ensure the quality of the services being offered to our citizens. This entity contains the following units:

  • Accreditation
  • Background Investigations
  • Internal Affairs Unit
  • Recruiting
  • Staff Inspections Unit
  • Training


The Suffolk Police Department received CALEA Accreditation (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) in March 2014. For more information on CALEA Accreditation, visit their website at

Internal Affairs

The Internal Affairs Unit is responsible for overseeing investigations into police department staff conduct. Some complaints are generated by citizens, but more are generated internally as part of our stringent review processes.


The Administrative Division provides support services to our internal customers, while effectively meeting citizens’ requests for a multitude of record keeping services. This division is comprised of Central Records, Property and Evidence, the Quartermaster, Communications, the Fugitive Unit, a Police Planner, an Administrative Analyst, an Administrative Specialist, an Accounting Technician, and a Timekeeper.

Captain Epperson of the Suffolk Police Department

About Captain Epperson

Acting Deputy Chief of Administration

Captain Jesse Epperson joined the Suffolk Police Department in July of 2006 and has worked in various areas of the department to include Uniform Patrol, the Neighborhood Enforcement Team, Professional Standards, and the Special Investigations Section. Captain Epperson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.

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