In addition to supervising the Division's eight Sections, the following units fall under the direction of this office:
Responsible for the dissemination of information concerning the Division’s operations, functions, and activities in an attempt to keep the public well informed. This is done by responding to media inquiries which range from daily activity updates to overnight police reports to requests for statistics, research and specialized interviews on topics of public interest and concern. The unit conducts press conferences, prepares press releases, assists with feature stories, and keeps an open line of communication with the general public. In addition to handling media inquiries, the unit is responsible for briefing the Superintendent and Staff on public events; speech and remark preparation; assisting the departmental director in preparing press events for the Attorney General. The unit is responsible for writing and coordinating the presentation of Division awards by the Superintendent and act as liaison on behalf of the Superintendent with the County 200 clubs, D.L.&P.S. Awards Committee and other outside agencies.
The Office of Professional Standards reports directly to the Superintendent. The Office is charged with administering the investigative and disciplinary processes for the Division of State Police. The primary mission of the Office of Professional Standards is to assure that the Division members meet the highest standards of integrity and ethical performance.
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The Executive Protection Unit specializes in providing security for the state’s Chief Executive and Attorney General. Other responsibilities include residential security at both the State Mansion (Drumthwacket) and the Governor’s private home as well as providing security for visiting dignitaries.