Professional Standards Unit

The Professional Standards Unit provides a variety of services for the department, including:

  • Internal affairs investigations
  • Oversight of fiscal management
  • Planning
  • Recruitment
  • Training

How to File a Complaint or Commendation

If you feel you have been treated improperly by a Police Department employee, or if you have a significant concern regarding the actions of a Police Department employee, please call, write, email, or visit.

If you have been assisted by a Police Department employee and wish to praise or commend the employee, please contact the Chief of Police by calling, writing, emailing, or visiting.


The police department is committed to providing citizens of Archdale with the best law enforcement services possible. In order to accomplish this, the department provides comprehensive training for all personnel. The department has six Certified Law Enforcement Instructors who teach in-service classes on a variety of topics including: 

  • CPR Certification
  • Crime Prevention
  • Drugs that Impair Driving
  • DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Firearms
  • Hate Crimes
  • Radar Certification
  • Use of Force

In addition, the department sends personnel to several area community colleges and the North Carolina Justice Academy to receive training in other areas of law enforcement including: 

  • Accident Reconstruction Certification
  • Advanced Accident Investigation
  • Basic Criminal Investigation
  • Civil Liability
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Field Training Officer
  • First Line Supervision
  • Juvenile Sensitivity
  • Law Enforcement Instructor Certification
  • Officer Survival Techniques
  • Public Speaking
  • Search Warrants