Updated Policies and Procedures

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Chief Spruill and the ACCPD leadership team are consolidating and reorganizing our policies and procedures.  But, we need and value your input. Please use this FORM to provide feedback, suggestions, and recommendations. 

As we transition from General Orders to new Police Directives, please note that our most recently issued directives can be found under the Newly Published Directives column below.  To read and download the policies and procedures, select the links below.

(NOTE: When existing policies are revised/updated, any changes to the previous version will be BLUE.  However, this does not apply to directive replacements or complete rewrites of previously existing directives.)


Newly Published Directives

Chapter 1:  Organization and Management

1.00 - History of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department

1.01 - Written Directive System

1.04 - Code/Rules of Conduct

1.12 - Fiscal Management

1.13 - Social Media and Internet Postings

1.14 - Inspection of Public Record

1.19 - Outside and Secondary Employment

1.21 - Serious Incident Notifications

1.22 - Community Liaison Program

Chapter 2: Personnel

2.08 - Sworn Promotions: Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant

2.10 - Reserve Officer Program

2.20 - EAP and Early Intervention Programs

2.31 - Complaints and Disciplinary Actions

2.35 - Personnel Practices

2.36 - Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

2.37 - Domestic Violence Committed by Department Employee

Chapter 3: Equipment

3.02 - Vehicle Use and Maintenance

3.05 - Body-Worn Cameras

Chapter 4: Training

4.05 - Department Firearms Range

Chapter 5A: General Procedures

5.04 - Investigatory Stops

5A.06 - Eyewitness Identification

5.09 - Arrest Procedures

5.11 - Prisoner Transport

5.14 - Canine (K-9) Operations

5.17 - Interactions with Transgender Individuals

5A.30 - Response Calls to Ben Epps Airport

Chapter 5B: Incident Procedures

5B.11 - Homeless Individuals

5B.12 - Interactions with Individuals in Crisis

Chapter 6: Use of Force

6.01 - Use of Force

6.02 - Impact Weapons

6.03 - Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray

6.04 - Conducted Electrical Weapons

6.05 - Kinetic Energy Weapons

6.07 - Employee Action Resulting in Death/Serious Injury

6.08 - Emergency Vehicle Pursuit

6.10 - Restraint Tools and Miscellaneous Tools

Chapter 7: Critical Incident Management

7.03 Annex 5 - Demonstrations and Civil Disorder

7.10 - Special Events

Chapter 8: Community-Oriented Policing

8.02 - Non-Biased Policing

Chapter 9: Communications and Technology

9.05 - Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

9.06 - License Plate Reader (LPR) Devices