General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 5/21/2014
Title 1 - Department Administration
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Human Resources
Title 5 - Employee Conduct
Title 6 - Arrests, Search and Seizure
Title 7 - Evidence and Property
Title 8 - Use of Force
Title 9 - Equipment and Uniforms
Title 10 - Police Facilities & Security
Title 11 - Detainee Management
Title 12 - Department Information Systems
Title 13 - Vehicle Operations
Title 14 - Emergency Operations
Title 15 - Primary Investigation
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 2/19/2014
- Chief of Police
- Assistant Chief
- Assistant chiefs are appointed by the Chief of Police.
- The Department is composed of seven bureaus:
- Chief of Staff Bureau
- Compliance and Professional Standards Bureau
- Special Operations Bureau
- Homeland Security Bureau
- Patrol Operations Bureau
- Criminal Investigations Bureau
- Field Support Bureau
- An assistant chief may also establish a task force.
- A task force is established to respond to a specific law enforcement problem. The assistant chief will determine the command, duration, reporting requirements and scope of the task force.
- A section is a division of a bureau.
- A precinct is a geographical area of the city defined by boundaries.
- Precincts are geographically subdivided into sectors and beats. Sectors are a division of a precinct and a beat is the division of a sector.
- A unit is a division of a section. Several units may exist in one section.
- A watch is a set time of day when assigned personnel are on duty. A watch refers to a subcommand of a precinct.
- Squads are a division of a unit. Sectors are a division of a precinct. Several squads may exist in one unit. Sergeants may also command a detail, which is a subdivision of a squad or sector that is assigned a specific task.
- A beat is a geographical area defined within a precinct. A post is a fixed assignment within a precinct.
- Chief of Staff
- Patrol Operations Bureau Chief
- Homeland Security Bureau Chief
- Special Operations Chief
- Investigations Bureau Chief
- Field Support Bureau Chief
- Professional Standards and Compliance Bureau Chief
Exception: An employee may communicate directly with any higher-ranking employee if information is sensitive and requires communication outside the chain of command. The higher-ranking employee is then responsible for taking action where appropriate and passing along the information.