Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
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In accordance with recommendations contained in the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the Long Beach Police Department has moved toward posting departmental policies to its website. The action embodies two of the six pillars addressed by the Task Force and is implemented with an eye toward further embracing a culture of transparency within the Department. The L.B.P.D. appreciates and supports accountability and this additional measure of transparency is geared toward building enhanced trust with the public and assuring our communities that their police department is operating as it should.

Additionally, online accessibility to the policies eliminates the need for community members to submit California Public Records Act requests, thereby increasing department efficiency. Accordingly, the Department elected to move forward with some of the most frequently requested sections of its policy manual. The posted sections include areas such as personal conduct, administrative processes, patrol operations, and investigative procedures, and are specifically as follows: 

Section 1.1 - Department Manual
Section 2.0 - Structure Rank and Responsibilities
Section 3.0 - Personal Conduct
Section 3.10 - Unlawful Harassment Complaints
Section 3.48 - Internet Usage
Section 6.1.7 - Chaplaincy Program
Section 6.2 - Court Affairs
Section 6.3 – Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)
Section 6.5.4 - Search of Arrestees
Section 6.8 - Training
Section 6.8.5 - Firearms-Shooting Policy
Section 6.8.6 - Authorized Firearms
Section - CCW-Retired
Section - Use of Chemical Agents
Section 6.8.16 - Reserve Police Officer Selection Process
Section 7.1.1 - Calls for Service
Section 7.1.2 - Use of Force
Section 7.1.7 - Vehicle Pursuits
Section 7.1.17 - Arrest-Private Persons
Section 7.1.23 - Prisoner Transport
Section 7.1.25 - Disposition of Dependent Children Taken Into Protective Custody
Section - Communication with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Section - Critical Incident Debrief
Section 7.5.11 - Electronic Control Device
Section 7.7 - Police Service Dog Unit
Section 7.8 - Body Worn Camera Policy
Section 8.1.2 - Firearms-Discharge Resulting in No Hit or Injury or Death
Section 8.1.6 - Firearms-Shooting Review Board
Section 8.1.7 - In-Custody Death Review Board
Section 8.1.8 - Hate Crimes and Hate or Bias Motivated Incidents
Section 8.1.14 - Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)
Section 8.1.15 - Sexual Abuse Response Team (SART)
Section 8.5.11 - Registration of Sex, Drug or Arson Offenders
Section 8.6.1 - Lewd Conduct Investigations
Section 9.2.1 - Notification to School Authorities of the Arrest of School Employee

Additional policies may be added to the website in the future, based on needs. The policies can be found on the L.B.P.D.s website at www.longbeach.gov/police under the “About the LBPD” tab.

Visit our Policies, Procedures & Training (SB 978) page