The Professional Standards Section serves the Department's Backgrounds and Recruiting functions.
The Backgrounds process ensures that potential employees meet departmental qualifications and position standards prior to employment. Background investigations are conducted for all entry-level positions for both sworn and civilian personnel. The process includes a post-test examination of all applicants’ personal and professional history to ensure employees hired meet the highest standards. Backgrounds’ obligation to the applicant is to process their application in a fair and equitable manner. The obligation to the citizens of Richardson is a Police Department comprised of employees of the highest integrity and professionalism.