Office of Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) is the office within the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office that is responsible for our training, policy manual, the WASPC accreditation, and internal investigations.  OPS is where the standards are created and maintained for KCSO.  OPS also receives and reviews commendations from citizens and investigates employee misconduct. 

The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office encourages you to take time to read through our manual:

View the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the Office

All effective organizations operate from shared understanding of the mission, vision and core values. The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office is committed to these principles, and committed to engaging and interacting with residents, civic partners, and other police agencies to ensure continued improvement.

View the Department Code of Ethics

Every officer in the Department subscribes to this code of ethics that describes fundamental duties and responsibilities expected in the performance of their duties. 

View the Policy Manual purpose and scope

The Sheriff's Policy Manual is a statement of the current policies, rules and guidelines for the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office. This section provide information about the purpose and scope of the manual. You can read the entire manual online. The menu below highlights key provisions of the manual.

View the entire Policy Manual

Follow the link above to view the manual in its entirety.

View the 2020 Sheriff's Professional Standards Report

The Annual Report is designed to serve as a roadmap for law enforcement, communities, and stakeholders to build meaningful, sustainable, trusting, and effective working relationships. Summit participants outlined three conceptual elements of building community-police relationships. the report defines those elements-communication, partnerships, and trust—and provides recommendations for improvement in each.

View Statistical Comparisons

You can find year over year statistics including arrest, pursuits, use-of-force incidents, traffic stops and more.

If you have questions, or are looking for something not on this page, please let us know.  Submit comments or questions online here. Responses generally take 1-3 working days.  If you would like to leave a compliment or a concern about an employee please use the links below.  

Click here to submit an employee compliment or commendation.

Click here to submit an employee complaint or concern.

If you have a question about a procedure or other general concern, please contact the Office of Professional Standards at 360.337.7002 or send email to kcso-ops@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Regular Sheriff's Office inquiries may be sent to kitsapshpio@co.kitsap.wa.us for organizational information about the Sheriff's Office.