THP Inspectional Services Bureau Joins National Internal Affairs Investigators Association
NASHVILLE--- Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that the agency’s Inspectional Services Bureau has joined the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association, Inc. (NIAIA), a nationwide organization created to develop and establish professional standards of performance and integrity for Internal Affairs investigators. This marks the first time ISB has been connected to a national investigators organization.
The THP’s Inspectional Services Bureau is charged with managing the investigative and disciplinary processes for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The primary mission of the bureau is to assure that employees of the Department meet the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethical performance.
“It’s important that our internal investigators receive the best instruction and continue to serve as the ‘Guardians of Integrity’ for the department,” Colonel Trott said. “By enlisting in this professional organization, it demonstrates our commitment to perform as trustworthy, transparent and professional public servants within the department and for the citizens of Tennessee."
NIAIA is the largest Internal Affairs organization in the United States. The organization boasts approximately 280 participating public safety agencies, including 11 in Tennessee, and over 600 individual members.
The National Internal Affairs Investigators Association, Inc., was created in 1986 to develop and establish professional standards of performance and integrity for Internal Affairs investigators; to provide training to bring about professional growth and development; to present a forum for discussion of common problems and current court decisions; to gather and disseminate information regarding improved administrative and technical practices; to assist law enforcement agencies in the founding and continued development of Internal Affairs Investigative units; and to foster law enforcement cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among Internal Affairs investigators.
For more information about NIAIA, please visit http://niaia.us/
The Tennessee Department of Safety’s mission is (www.TN.Gov/safety) to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.