APD Directives

Page updated on Dec 21, 2018 at 11:29 AM

The Alexandria Police Department is committed to maintaining public trust and confidence. That trust and confidence is supported by transparent policing and governmental policies. All Alexandria Police Department Directives are available for review by the public and are posted below. The directives serve as standards of conduct for all personnel. It consists of the rules, policies, and procedures which are necessary for the consistent and professional operation of the Alexandria Police Department.

Chapter 1: Organization and Management

            Includes Mission, Goals and Objectives, Administrative Reports, etc.

Chapter 2: Ethics and Conduct

            Includes Complaints and Disciplinary Actions, Non-Biased Policing, Harassment in the Workplace, etc.

Chapter 3: Information and Communications

            Includes Mobile Computers, Release of Information from Reports, Records Management, etc.

Chapter 4: Personnel

            Includes Attendance and Leave, Critical Incident Stress Management, Employee Evaluation, etc.

Chapter 5: Training

            Includes Probationary Officer Training and In-Service Training.

Chapter 6: Equipment, Facilities and Supplies

            Includes Body Armor, Uniforms, Appearance and Care of Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles, etc.

Chapter 7: Weapons

            Includes Weapons Maintenance, OC Spray, Firearms, etc.

Chapter 10: General Procedures

            Includes Adult Arrests, Victim/Witness Assistance, Public Information and Media Services, etc.

Chapter 11: Incident Procedures

             Includes Traffic Crash Investigation, Death Cases, Parking Enforcement, etc.

Chapter 12: Community Oriented Policing

            Includes Community Liaison program, Ride-Along Program, School Resource Unit, etc.

Chapter 13: Emergency Incidents

            Includes Weather Emergencies, Hazardous Materials, Incident Command System, etc.

Some directives have been redacted to remove law enforcement sensitive information. That information include the release of tactical plans, information related to the logistics and conduct of undercover operations, investigative techniques and procedures as well as emergency response plans.