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Policies and Procedures

The San Diego Police Department is committed to continuous improvement in efficiency and effectiveness.  As part of the Department’s commitment to transparency, the Department’s Policies and Procedures are being made available to the public.  The documents are accessible through this page and can be view in its entirety.  Procedures are frequently reviewed, edited, revised, and updated on a continuous basis.

On occasion, certain draft procedures will be made available for public comment.

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Complaint Forms

Find information on how to file a complaint against a member of the San Diego Police Department.

Department Orders

Written directives requiring compliance by all affected members of the Department for a period of two years.

Department Policies

Written expression of guiding principles requiring compliance by all affected members of the Department until rescinded or superseded.

Department Procedures

Written descriptions of procedural steps that must be followed by all affected members of the Department until rescinded or superseded.

Education and Training Material

Written descriptions of State and Department Training curriculum. 

Operations Manuals

Documents detailing an individual unit’s specific duties and operating protocols.

Training Bulletins

Department publications that introduce training topics, define subject matter, explain and discuss accepted practices, procedures and philosophies.