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Detroit Police Department Policies

The Detroit Police Department Manual contains all department policy, rules and regulations, and procedures for implementing department activities. In the spirit of continued transparency, the Department has begun posting its policies publicly on the City of the Detroit website. The Department Manual has four chapters each of which are comprised of a varying number of Directives. The four chapters are Administration, Operations, Support Services, and Personnel.

A selection of these Directives are posted below for the public to view. The Department is in the process of posting additional directives online; please continue checking back onto this webpage for more Directives to be posted.

In addition, please note that the Department is always updating policy in concert with the Board of Police Commissioners. As policies are updated, the public website will be updated.