POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Every organization requires its own internal procedure for conveying information and instructions, as well as establishing rules and regulations governing employee performance. The most effective method for an agency of our size is to compile relatively permanent material into a single source manual and to supplement that manual when changes in procedure are necessary. This Policy and Procedure Manual has been established to meet these needs.

The manual is divided into “chapters” that each contain a number of sections, available to view individually below:

CHAPTER 1: ORGANIZATION

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Organization; Internal Integrity; Rules; Drug Policy; Additional Employment; Special Events; Public Information Office; Memphis Airport Police Department; Citywatch/Mid-South Alert/Amber Alert; Commendation Program; Transportation; Specialized Training; Classification, Assignment and Distribution of Personnel; Uniform Patrol Organization and Administration; Crime Prevention; Compensation and Benefits; Performance Evaluations; Promotion Probation; Night Duty Lieutenant Colonel; Limited English Proficiency; Performance Enhancement Program

CHAPTER 2: ARRESTS CHARGES & INVESTIGATIONS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Arrests General; Arrest for Investigation; Detention of Suspects; Eyewitness Identification Procedures; Fingerprints; Sexually Oriented Crime Investigations; Weapons Possession; Misdemeanor Offenses; Affidavits of Complaints and Charging Instruments; Misdemeanor Citations; Arrest Warrants; Assaults on Police Officers; Public Recordings; Mid-Ameria Mall Regulations; Fugitives Extradition; Undocumented Immigrants; Fraudulent Prescription Complaints; City Inspectors; Training Academy Response Team; Victim’s/Witness’ Rights; Detox; ADE (Arrest Data Entry)

CHAPTER 3: SEARCH & SEIZURE

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Search and Seizure Without a Warrant; Search Warrants; Field Interviews

CHAPTER 4: COURTS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Service of Subpoenas by Officers; Subpoenas; Cases Against Officers/Offices Commencing Suit; Jury Duty

CHAPTER 5: CRIME SCENES & EVIDENCE

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Security of Crime Scenes; Evidence/Chain of Custody; Evidence; Handling of Bombs; Suspicious Substance Protocol; Pawn Shops

CHAPTER 6: VICE ACTIVITIES

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Gambling Enforcement; Alcohol Enforcement; Prostitution Enforcement; Obscenity

CHAPTER 7: JUVENILES

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Child Abuse; Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor; Interrogation of Juvenile Prisoners; Juvenile Arrest Status/ Protective Custody; Juveniles in Custody of the TN Dept. of Human Services; Juvenile Line-up Procedures; Juvenile Summons; Mentally Ill or Developmentally Disabled Juveniles; Personal Property of Arrested Juveniles; Child Pornography; Processing Juvenile Offenders; Runaways; Truancy and Curfew; Unruly and Disobedient Child

CHAPTER 8: TRAFFIC

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

D.U.I.; Crash Reports; Traffic Arrest and Search; Traffic Tickets; Parking; Crashes Involving Police Vehicles; Officers Involved in Crashes; Tow-In Policy; Police Service Technicians; Movie Details; Handling Crash Scenes; Discriminatory Profiling; Financial Responsibility; Falsified Drive-Out Tags; Traffic Checkpoints; S.T.I.S Responsibilities

CHAPTER 9: MENTAL PATIENTS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Dealing with the Mentally Ill/ CIT Program

CHAPTER 10:
DEATH, INJURIES & ACCIDENT VICTIMS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Pronouncement of D.O.A.s; D.O.A. Body Removal Service; Injured Parties; Intoxicated/Ill Person; Procedures to Follow at Medical Facilities; D.O.A. Calls to Nursing Homes/Extended Care Facilities; Handling Deaths

CHAPTER 11: RECORDS & REPORTS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Offense Reports; Recovery of Stolen Vehicles; Shoplifting Reports; Missing Persons Reports; Custodial Interference Reports; Preparation of Record of Arrest; Expungement; Records Retention; Work Station Reports; Interstate Identification Index and Criminal History Records; Departmental Forms

CHAPTER 12: COMMUNICATIONS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Communications Recordings; Radio Procedures; Telephone Service

CHAPTER 13: EQUIPMENT

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Weapons; Inventory Control; Uniforms; Uniform and Equipment Inspections; Vehicle Safety Inspection; Vehicle Operation/Pursuit Policy; Vehicles; Bus Policy; Physical Fitness & Wellness; Radio Equipment; Computer Equipment; MPD Bicycle; Rappelling Tower; Agency Animals; In-Car Video/Body Worn Cameras

CHAPTER 14: PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS & REQUIRED PERMITS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

City/County Business Permits and Transient Vendors; Magazine Sales; Door to Door Solicitations; Handgun Permits

CHAPTER 15: MISCELLANEOUS

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

Procedures for Handling Action Please Complaints; Tuberculosis Control Act; Travel/Finance; Alarm Citations; Animals; Private Security Guards; Potentially Dangerous Conditions; Injured on Duty Guidelines; Exposure Control Plan and Hazard Communication Standard; Law Enforcement Officers Support Division (LEOSD); Illegal Dumping; Political Activity; Hardship Transfer Board; Maternity Alternative Duty; Notification of Illness; Military Personnel

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