Professional Standards handles all policy issues and serves as the department's legal liaison and as the liaison with the Civil Service Commission.
The Professional Standards Office has a variety of responsibilities, mostly involving department policy and those issues with legal involvement. Professional Standards handles all policy issues, including but not limited to maintenance and revision of AFD policies and procedures. The office also serves as the department's legal liaison and as the liaison with the Civil Service Commission. It also is involved with the applicant review process when new cadets are hired, administers the firefighter light-duty program, and is the departmental contact for questions involving Open Records Requests.