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Open communication with our community is paramount for the Aberdeen Police Department. Therefore, we publish our policies for the public to view. These policies help guide the actions of our officers and civilian personnel as they perform their daily duties. Every real life situation is unique, and every member of the Department is expected to use these policies as a guide to make decisions in a professional, impartial, and reasonable manner.


Department policies and procedures are subject to constant change, and are frequently updated or rescinded to accommodate new laws, court decisions, best practices, and other factors that may dictate revisions, additions, or deletions where necessary and appropriate.

Chapter 01     The Manual System 
Chapter 02     Organization 
Chapter 03     Internal Communications
Chapter 04     Administration
Chapter 05     Rules of Conduct and Internal Affairs 
Chapter 06     Building and Facilities
Chapter 07     Records Management
Chapter 08     Forms Control
Chapter 09     Payroll, Expenses, and Leave
Chapter 10     (reserved)
Chapter 11     Fiscal Management
Chapter 12     Mission of the Department
Chapter 13     Facilities Security
Chapter 14     Inspections
Chapter 15     Training
Chapter 16     Department Public Information 
Chapter 17     (reserved)
Chapter 18     (reserved
Chapter 19     (reserved)
Chapter 20     Use of Force 
Chapter 21     Patrol 
Chapter 22     Uniforms and Equipment 
Chapter 23     Appearance
Chapter 24     Communications
Chapter 25     Traffic
Chapter 26     Motor Vehicle Accidents
Chapter 27     Criminal Investigations
Chapter 28     Criminal Procedures
Chapter 29     Reporting System
Chapter 30     Evidence and Property 
Chapter 31     Judicial Process 
Chapter 32     Critical Incidents 
Chapter 33     Police Canines
Chapter 34     Domestic Incidents
Chapter 35     (reserved) 
Chapter 36     Department Vehicles
Chapter 37     Department Operations Equipment 
Chapter 38     (reserved)
Chapter 39     (reserved)
Chapter 40     (reserved)
Chapter 41     School Resource Officer Program
Chapter 42     Special Operations
Chapter 43     Programs, Services and Special Events 


A few policies have not been included because their release could jeopardize officer or public safety as well as certain operations.

Updated last on 12/19/2023, 8:09 AM

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