Office of Professional Standards


Office of Professional Standards

(404) 624-7523
Permits Unit
(404) 624-7491
Mail to

P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371

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 administers the statewide issuance of the following permits through its Permits Unit:

  • Speed detection device permits to law enforcement agencies.
  • Individuals seeking exceptions to Georgia's window tint law.

Requests or renewals may be made directly to the Permits Unit.