Professional Standards

The Office of Professional Standards provides protection to the public with regard to improper police actions and protection to the Fairfield Police Department and its employees against unwarranted accusations of misconduct. Professional Standards exists to safeguard the high degree of integrity required to provide quality police services to the community and to maintain public trust.

Professional Standards performs such duties for the chief of police including but not limited to internal affairs investigations, policy writing, policy and incident review, and grant writing.  Further, Professional Standards coordinates the department’s internship program for eligible college students wishing to earn credit and learn about the field of law enforcement.

Lieutenant Koval was hired in 2002 and served as a Patrol Officer for eight years during which time he trained new employees as a Field Training Officer. He was
also selected to be a member of the Emergency Services Unit. Lieutenant Koval was promoted to Detective in 2010 and in 2015 he was promoted to Sergeant
where he was assigned to the Patrol Division. As a Sergeant, he served as the Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator and as the Field Training Officer Coordinator.

Lieutenant Koval was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018 and served as a Patrol Shift Commander under he was appointed to the Professional Standards Division in 2020.

Lieutenant Koval is a two time recipient of the U.S. Attorney’s award.  He graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2001 with a degree in English and History.