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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
FREQUENTLY REQUESTED L.B.P.D. POLICIES AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE
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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 126.96.36.199 - CCW-Retired Section 188.8.131.52 - 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 184.108.40.206 - Communication with People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Section 220.127.116.11 - 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.
This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.
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