Professional Standards

MarioThe Professional Standards Unit, which is often referred to as "Internal Affairs," is staffed by one Sergeant, and  Administrative Assistants, who report directly to the Chief of Police.  Currently, Sergeant Mario Escamilla is the Professional Standards Sergeant. 

Professional Standards handles all complaints by members of the public, as well as any administrative disciplinary investigations involving Police Department personnel.    Employees of the Police Department are carefully selected, highly trained and serve our community with the utmost level of integrity.  All complaints received are thoroughly and objectively investigated.  A final report is presented to the Chief of Police for review, and appropriate action is taken.

Sergeant Escamilla investigates all civil claims involving the Police Department.  Working closely with the City Attorney’s Office, the Professional Standards Sergeant investigates each claim to determine any potential liability.

He is also responsible for recruiting and hiring both sworn and civilian personnel.  Sergeant Escamilla initially reviews the applications of prospective employees, and then invites qualified candidates to participate in the hiring process.  Upon successful completion of the interview, an extensive background check is conducted.  The hiring process begins with the City’s Human Resources Department.  For further information regarding job opportunities, you may visit the City’s website

Additionally, Sergeant Escamilla works closely with the Training Bureau and Hiring and Training Team (HATT) to ensure proper training of police personnel.  They also verify our personnel are serving our community with pride and professionalism.  The Training Bureau is tasked with maintaining required levels of proficiency for all sworn and civilian personnel as mandated by the California Department of Justice, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, and the Standards and Training for Corrections.  As a team, the Training Bureau takes great pride in being able to far exceed the minimum requirements of providing training to Police Department personnel.


Contact Information:

Professional Standards    
Sergeant Mario Escamilla (714) 562-3913  mescamilla@bppd.com
H.A.T.T. (714) 562-3987  BPPDRecruiter@bppd.com
Training  (714) 562-3915  (714) 562-3991