Office of Professional Standards

Mission & Goals of OPS

  • It is an inherent goal of the McDonough Police Department to safeguard and maintain public trust and confidence by its responsiveness to community needs.
  • To this end, OPS monitors employee behavior to identify and implement corrective training in recognized areas and in accordance with Standards and Policies. In addition, OPS reviews all use of force and vehicle pursuit incidents.
  • The Division also investigates or coordinates investigations of all complaints and/or reports of officer misconduct that tends to discredit an Officer or the Police Department.
  • The Professional Standards Division is also responsible for uniforms for the members of staff, Records Division, and purchasing equipment for the Armory. 
  • Breakdown of the Division: Two members of the McDonough Police Department are currently assigned to the Office of Professional Standards:
    • Captain Mike Hogeland
    • Lieutenant Bill Oliver (Support Services)

Primary Duties

  • Background and Recruiting
  • Training
  • Internal Affairs
  • Policies and Standards
  • Certifications Management
  • Quartermaster
  • Range Training

Records Division

The McDonough Police Department Records Division is a Sub-Division of the Office of Professional Standards. The Records Division is responsible for processing and maintaining reports and associated documents as mandated by the State of Georgia, as well as disseminating records to the public and to appropriate State agencies for judicial processing and statistical data collection.

The Records Division answers Police related inquiries, taking thousands of calls monthly, as well as providing on-site customer service to hundreds of individuals weekly.

Incident/Accident Reports

An Incident Report or Accident Report may be obtained in person from the Records division, located inside the McDonough Police Department, at 50 Lawrenceville Street, McDonough, Georgia 30253. Hours of operation are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Administrative offices are closed on major holidays.

*Family Violence Reports that do not involve an arrest cannot be obtained*

*Accident Reports can ONLY be obtained by parties involved in the accident, vehicle owners or insurance companies of parties involved in the accident. Insurance Companies and Attorneys are charged $3.00 for reports. This payment can be received in personal/business check, money order, or cash in the EXACT amount.

Open Records Request

The Records Division offers open records request with a fee. An Open records request can be obtained by sending the request via the following link Open Records Request or in person at Police headquarters at 50 Lawrenceville Street. 

The Records Division is now offering personal background checks for a fee of $25.00 per background check. This can be paid in the form of a personal/business check, money order, or EXACT cash amount.