Elk Grove Police Department Policy Manual

The Elk Grove Police Department’s Policy Manual is guided by Lexipol, which is based on constitutional law and a “best practice” philosophy. Lexipol is the industry standard and is currently used by the majority of California Law Enforcement agencies.

The Elk Grove Police Department policy manual is subject to frequent updates based upon changes in State or Federal laws and/or best practices. As changes occur, the most recent polices will be posted on our webpage.

Disclaimer: Certain policies relating to sensitive security, tactics and officer safety issues have not been disclosed in accordance with California Government Code Section 6254(f), 6254(aa) and 6254(ab).

Mission Statement

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Chapter 1 - Law Enforcement Role and Authority
    100 - Law Enforcement Authority
    102 - Chief Executive Officer
    104 - Oath of Office
    106 - Policy Manual

Chapter 2 - Organization and Administration
     200 - Organizational Structure and Responsibility 
     204 - Departmental Directive 
     206 - Emergency Management Plan 
     208 - Training Policy 
     212 - Electronic Mail 
     214 - Administrative Communications 
     216 - Staffing Levels
     218 - License to Carry a Firearm
     220 - Retiree Concealed Firearms


Chapter 3 - General Operations
     300 - Use of Force
     302 - Use of Force Review Boards
     306 - Handcuffing and Restraints
     308 - Control Devices and Techniques
     309 - Conducted Energy Device
     310 - Officer-Involved Shootings and Deaths
     313 - Purchase of Assault Weapons by Sworn Personnel 
     314 - Vehicle Pursuits 
     316 - Officer Response to Calls 
     317 - CODE 7 Protocol 
     318 - Canines 
     319 - Watch Summary Protocol 
     320 - Domestic Violence 
     322 - Search and Seizure 
     323 - Prisoner Transport 
     324 - Temporary Custody of Juveniles 
     325 - Youth Reward Program 
     326 - Adult Abuse 
     329 - Harassment Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention 
     330 - Child Abuse 
     332 - Missing Persons
     334 - Public Alerts 
     335 - Community Notification System 
     336 - Victim and Witness Assistance 
     338 - Hate Crimes 
     340 - Standards of Conduct
     341 - Documentation of Training Completion 
     342 - Information Technology Use
     344 - Report Preparation
     345 - Circulation Maintenance and Tracking of Training Bulletins and Memorandums
     346 - Media Relations
     347 - Administrative Citation Procedure
     348 - Court Appearance And Subpoenas
     350 - Reserve Officers 
     352 - Mutual Aid and Outside Agency Assistance
     356 - Registered Offender Information
     358 - Major Incident Notification
     360 - Death Investigation 
     362 - Identity Theft 
     364 - Private Persons Arrests
     366 - Anti-Reproductive Rights Crimes Reporting 
     368 - Limited English Proficiency Services
     370 - Communications with Persons with Disabilities
     372 - Mandatory School-Employer Notification
     374 - Biological Samples
     380 - Child and Dependent Adult Safety
     382 - Service Animals
     386 - Off-Duty Law Enforcement Actions
     389 - Department Use of Social Media
     390 - Gun Violence Restraining Orders
     391 - Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation


Chapter 4 - Patrol Operations
​     400 - Patrol Function
     401 - Patrol Shift Protocol
     402 - Racial or Bias-Based Profiling 
     404 - Briefing Training 
     406 - Crime and Disaster Scene Integrity
     410 - Ride-Along Policy 
     411 - Shoplifting Program 
     412 - Hazardous Material Response 
     418 - Mental Illness Commitments 
     419 - Intoxicated Persons 
     420 - Cite and Release Policy 
     422 - Foreign Diplomatic and Consular Representatives 
     426 - Reporting Police Activity Outside of Jurisdiction 
     430 - Emergency Utility Service 
     434 - Aircraft Accidents 
     436 - Field Training Officer Program 
     438 - Obtaining Air Support 
     440 - Detentions And Photographing Detainees 
     442 - Criminal Organizations 
     444 - Watch Commanders 
     446 - In-Car Camera Body-Worn Camera Video 
     448 - Mobile Digital Computer Use 
     450 - Portable Audio Recorders 
     452 - Medical Marijuana 
     454 - Bicycle Patrol Unit 
     462 - Automated License Plate Readers ALPRs 
     464 - Homeless Persons 
     465 - Crisis Intervention Incidents 
     466 - Public Recording of Law Enforcement Activity 
     467 - First Amendment Assemblies
     468 - Civil Disputes 
     469 - Medical Aid and Response 


Chapter 5 - Traffic Operations
​     500 - Traffic Function and Responsibility 
     502 - Traffic Collision Reporting 
     510 - Vehicle Towing Policy 
     512 - Vehicle Impound Hearings 
     513 - Red Light Camera Damage Protocol 
     514 - Impaired Driving 
     516 - Traffic Citations 
     520 - Disabled Vehicles 
     524 - 72-Hour Parking Violations 
     526 - Administrative Per Se Law APS 


Chapter 6 - Investigation Operations
     600 - Investigation and Prosecution 
     602 - Sexual Assault Investigations 
     606 - Asset Forfeiture 
     612 - Brady Material Disclosure 
     614 - Unmanned Aerial System UAS Operations 


Chapter 7 - Equipment
     700 - Department Owned and Personal Property 
     701 - Mobile Communication Devices
     704 - Vehicle Maintenance 
     706 - Vehicle Use 
     707 - Respiratory Protection Program 
     708 - Cash Handling Security and Management 


Chapter 8 - Support Services
     800 - Crime Analysis 
     802 - The Dispatch Center
     804 - Property and Evidence
     806 - Records Bureau Procedures
     808 - Restoration of Firearm Serial Numbers
     810 - Records Maintenance and Release
     812 - Protected Information
     820 - Animal Services


Chapter 9 - Custody
     900 - Custodial Searches
     903 - Temporary Custody of Adults


Chapter 10 - Personnel
     1000 - Recruitment and Selection 
     1001 - Determination of Eligibility for Incentive Pay
     1004 - Promotional and Transfer Policy
     1010 - Reporting of Employee Arrests or Convictions
     1012 - Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace
     1014 - Sick Leave
     1016 - Communicable Diseases
     1018 - Smoking and Tobacco Use
     1020 - Personnel Complaints
     1022 - Seat Belts
     1024 - Body Armor
     1025 - Employee Performance Documentation
     1026 - Personnel Files
     1028 - Request for Change of Assignment
     1030 - Employee Commendations
     1032 - Fitness for Duty
     1035 - Lactation Break Policy
     1036 - Electronic Time Entry Procedures
     1038 - Overtime Compensation Requests
     1040 - Outside Employment
     1042 - Occupational Disease and Work-Related Injury Reporting