In 1972 the Louisiana State Police created the office of Internal Affairs to investigate complaints against employees of the Department of Public Safety.
The mission of Internal Affairs is to protect the integrity of the department by ensuring compliance with the highest ethical standards, performance criteria, and commitment to public service. Internal Affairs thoroughly and impartially investigates complaints of employee misconduct. Additionally, Internal Affairs investigates the background of Department of Public Safety applicants to ensure that only the best candidates are considered for employment. Internal Affairs compiles information that assists in identifying trends, patterns, problem areas, and other improprieties by the department’s employees.