Model Policies and Procedures

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The sample model policies below are available to provide police administrators with access to police policies and procedures in use by law enforcement agencies.  Please email [email protected] if you would like to contribute sample policies. It is best to have your city/county attorney review the policies you use.  

We also can place a request in our weekly Communication Notes to search for a model policy.  

Administrative Tag Program

Admin traffic citation toolkit: League of MN Cities

Alarm Ordinance
Also see Enhanced Call Resolution

Allegations of Misconduct

Animal Ordinances

ATVs - Boats

Background Investigations

Body Armor


Citizen's Academy

Disposition of Property

Domestic Violence Firearms Prohibition Policy .pdf
Word version for customization

Emergency Messages  (Death Notification)

Emergency Management Unusual Occurrences

False Alarm Enforcement

Firearm Application

Forfeiture Policy -- from the MN POST Board, January 2011

Funeral Protocols -- LEMA
Also see Death Benefits for Survivors...

Impartial Policing

In-Car Camera - to be adapted by agency alt

Infectious Disease Exposure Control

K-9 Policies by Department

Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics

Lighting Exemption

MVR and Body Camera Policy (from Duluth)

Operation of LE Vehicles Without Lights 

Police Officer School of Liaisons

Police Pursuit

Police Reserve Auxiliary

Policy Deviations Reporting Requirements

Pre-Court Diversion Program-Family Group Conferencing 

Predatory Offender Registration Community Notification

Professional Conduct of Peace Officers

Racial Profiling Traffic Stops

Report Writing -- Three Sample Procedures

Response to Reports of Missing and Endangered Children

Response to Fire Department Calls

Ride Along

Salvation Army Assistance

Social Host Ordinance

Social Networking

Social Media/Computer Policy (Go to p. 19 for public safety specific language)

Taser Policies

Tire Deflation Device


Use of Deadly Force

Vehicle Seizure Forfeiture