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Office of Professional Standards

Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) supports the mission and core beliefs of the Department of Public Safety and is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the department through ensuring adherence to ethical standards, performance criteria, and commitment to public service.   OPS performs its function by conducting a variety of investigations, including internal affairs matters, pre-employment background cases, and violations of speed detection device permits.

OPS is comprised of the following units:

  • Internal Affairs Unit
  • Background Investigation Unit
  • Polygraph Unit
  • Permits Unit

OPS also adminsters the statewide issuance of the follwing permits through its Permits Unit:

  • Speed detection device permits to law enforcement agencies.
  • Wholesale/retail firearms licenses to individuals/businesses seeking to sell handguns less than 15 inches in length.
  • Individuals seeking exceptions to Georgia's window tint law.

Requests or renewals may be made directly to the Permits Unit by calling (404) 624-7491 or by mail at:

Georgia Department of Public Safety
Office of Professional Standards
Permits Unit
P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371

Main number: (404) 624-7523