Department Policies

637066324804970000The documents within the Richfield Police Department policy manual outline the manner in which members of our department accomplish the department’s mission. These documents contain the guidelines necessary for the officers to successfully carry out the day-to-day operations of this agency. 

Our policies are routinely reviewed to ensure they meet the following requirements:

  • Comply with any/all applicable laws/ordinances (Federal, State, County, and City);
  • Comply with any/all Minnesota POST Board requirements;
  • Comply with any/all applicable court precedent (Federal and State);
  • Must not unnecessarily endanger the public and/or officers;
  • Must be practicable and reasonable;
  • Must be clearly written and easy to understand;
  • Must not be outside of the professional standard of the industry.

The Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) is mandated by their POST Board License to ensure these policies are implemented and followed. Therefore, the creation of the policies is based upon the above-listed bullet points but also best practices, institutional knowledge of the profession, and working knowledge of application within the field. 

The Richfield Police Department has a proud and distinguished tradition of excellent community service since its inception in 1937. Throughout our history there has been many changes; however, there has been one constant: outstanding police officers.  The men and women of the Richfield Police Department make it one of the finest police departments in the State of Minnesota. They are truly committed to this mission and dedicated to serving the citizens of Richfield. I consider it a great honor to be the Chief of such an exceptional group of men and women.

Respectfully,

637263603702730000

Jay Henthorne
Chief of Police

Our department manual is presented in its entirety except for certain policies containing sensitive information (Bomb Threats, SIU Operations, Emergency Services Unit, Execution of High-Risk Warrants, and Use of Noise Distraction Devices). These policies have been redacted in accordance with Minnesota State Statute 13.37 for containing Security Information.

The last revision date of each policy is denoted within the respective policy.
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Section I: Administrative Policies46 documents

  • 10-001 Mission Statement
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  • 10-002 Oath of Office
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  • 10-003 Conduct Unbecoming
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  • 10-004 Standards of Conduct
    document Header 10-004 Standards of Conduct
  • 10-005 Direction
    document Header 10-005 Direction
  • 10-006 Uniforms
    document Header 10-006 Uniforms
  • 10-007 Sexual Harassment
    document Header 10-007 Sexual Harassment
  • 10-008 Employee Speech
    document Header 10-008 Employee Speech
  • 10-009 Internal Criminal and Administrative Investigations
    document Header 10-009 Internal Criminal and Administrative Investigations
  • 10-010 Progressive Disciplinary Procedures
    document Header 10-010 Progressive Disciplinary Procedures
  • 10-011 Awards Program
    document Header 10-011 Awards Program
  • 10-012 Leave Policy
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  • 10-013 Light Duty Assignments
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  • 10-014 Independent Employment and Volunteer Activities
    document Header 10-014 Independent Employment and Volunteer Activities
  • 10-015 On Duty Participation in Health Fitness Program
    document Header 10-015 On Duty Participation in Health Fitness Program
  • 10-016 Court On-Call Status
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  • 10-017 Career Development Program
    document Header 10-017 Career Development Program
  • 10-018 Professional Development Program
    document Header 10-018 Professional Development Program
  • 10-019 SIU Organization & Admin
    document Header 10-019 SIU Organization & Admin
  • 10-020 Investigations
    document Header 10-020 Investigations
  • 10-021 Traffic Safety Officer
    document Header 10-021 Traffic Safety Officer
  • 10-023 Juvenile Investigators-School Liaison Officer
    document Header 10-023 Juvenile Investigators-School Liaison Officer
  • 10-024 Accident Review Board
    document Header 10-024 Accident Review Board
  • 10-025 Ride-Alongs
    document Header 10-025 Ride-Alongs
  • 10-026 Comp Insurance Interviews
    document Header 10-026 Comp Insurance Interviews
  • 10-027 Detention Facility
    document Header 10-027 Detention Facility
  • 10-028 Recording of All Prisoner Bookings
    document Header 10-028 Recording of All Prisoner Bookings
  • 10-029 Equipment Accountability
    document Header 10-029 Equipment Accountability
  • 10-030 Purchasing Policy
    document Header 10-030 Purchasing Policy
  • 10-031 Release of Government Data
    document Header 10-031 Release of Government Data
  • 10-032 Release of Data to Media
    document Header 10-032 Release of Data to Media
  • 10-033 Data Practices Suspects
    document Header 10-033 Data Practices Suspects
  • 10-034 Dept. Documents
    document Header 10-034 Dept. Documents
  • 10-035 NCIC Security
    document Header 10-035 NCIC Security
  • 10-036 Impartial Policing
    document Header 10-036 Impartial Policing
  • 10-037 Predatory Offender Registration
    document Header 10-037 Predatory Offender Registration
  • 10-038 Special Incident Review
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  • 10-039 Possessing of Property Seized for Administrative Forfeiture
    document Header 10-039 Possessing of Property Seized for Administrative Forfeiture
  • 10-040 CJDN
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  • 10-041 CIBRS Database
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  • 10-042 ALPR
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  • 10-043 Digital Body Recorders
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  • 10-044 Prohibited Possession Firearms Seizure
    document Header 10-044 Prohibited Possession Firearms Seizure
  • 10-045 Brady Disclosure Policy
    document Header 10-045 Brady Disclosure Policy
  • 10-046 Criminal Investigations Organization and Administration
    document Header 10-046 Criminal Investigations Organization and Administration
  • 10-047 Vitals
    document Header 10-047 Vitals

Section II: Operational Policies46 documents

  • 10-101 Use of Force
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  • 10-102 Use of Force - Less Lethal Munitions
    document Header 10-102 Use of Force - Less Lethal Munitions
  • 10-103 Use of Force - Conducted Electrical Weapon
    document Header 10-103 Use of Force - Conducted Electrical Weapon
  • 10-104 Firearms
    document Header 10-104 Firearms
  • 10-105 Use of Force - Chemical Aerosols
    document Header 10-105 Use of Force - Chemical Aerosols
  • 10-106 Liabilities Associated with Use of Force
    document Header 10-106 Liabilities Associated with Use of Force
  • 10-107 Body Armor
    document Header 10-107 Body Armor
  • 10-108 Vehicle Operation General and Emergency
    document Header 10-108 Vehicle Operation General and Emergency
  • 10-109 Vehicle Pursuits
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  • 10-110 Use of Roadblocks Stops Sticks in Emergency Situations
    document Header 10-110 Use of Roadblocks Stops Sticks in Emergency Situations
  • 10-111 Canine
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  • 10-112 LEOSA
    document Header 10-112 LEOSA
  • 10-113 Critical Incident Policy
    document Header 10-113 Critical Incident Policy
  • 10-114 Line of Duty Survivor Deaths
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  • 10-115 In Car video Camera
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  • 10-116 Personal Communication Devices
    document Header 10-116 Personal Communication Devices
  • 10-117 Idling Vehicles
    document Header 10-117 Idling Vehicles
  • 10-118 Bias Motivated Crimes
    document Header 10-118 Bias Motivated Crimes
  • 10-119 Domestic Violence
    document Header 10-119 Domestic Violence
  • 10-120 Picketing
    document Header 10-120 Picketing
  • 10-122 Severe Storm and Tornado Warning
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  • 10-124 Liquor Establishments
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  • 10-125 Crimes on School Buses
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  • 10-126 Medical Examiner Notification
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  • 10-127 Emergency Notification
    document Header 10-127 Emergency Notification
  • 10-128 Criminal Investigations: Operations
    document Header 10-128 Criminal Investigations: Operations
  • 10-129 Police Interrogation
    document Header 10-129 Police Interrogation
  • 10-130 Licensing Background Investigations
    document Header 10-130 Licensing Background Investigations
  • 10-132 Operational Plans for Special investigations and Special Operations
    document Header 10-132 Operational Plans for Special investigations and Special Operations
  • 10-133 Juvenile Operations
    document Header 10-133 Juvenile Operations
  • 10-134 Missing and Endangered Children
    document Header 10-134 Missing and Endangered Children
  • 10-135 Mandatory Reporting of Child & Vulnerable Adult Abuse
    document Header 10-135 Mandatory Reporting of Child & Vulnerable Adult Abuse
  • 10-139 Traffic Law Enforcement
    document Header 10-139 Traffic Law Enforcement
  • 10-140 Traffic Crash Investigation
    document Header 10-140 Traffic Crash Investigation
  • 10-141 Traffic Related Ancillary Services
    document Header 10-141 Traffic Related Ancillary Services
  • 10-142 Vehicle Impoundment
    document Header 10-142 Vehicle Impoundment
  • 10-143 Prisoner Transportation
    document Header 10-143 Prisoner Transportation
  • 10-144 Patrol Operations
    document Header 10-144 Patrol Operations
  • 10-145 Infectious Disease Control and Bloodborne Pathogens
    document Header 10-145 Infectious Disease Control and Bloodborne Pathogens
  • 10-146 Notification of Crime Victim Rights
    document Header 10-146 Notification of Crime Victim Rights
  • 10-147 Everbridge
    document Header 10-147 Everbridge
  • 10-148 Social Media
    document Header 10-148 Social Media
  • 10-149 Mental Illness
    document Header 10-149 Mental Illness
  • 10-150 Sexual Assault Investigation
    document Header 10-150 Sexual Assault Investigation
  • 10-151 Eyewitness Identification Procedures
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  • 10-152 Public Assembly
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