How does ACCPD monitor officers' conduct?

ACCPD provides oversight and accountability by monitoring officers’ conduct and performance in a variety of ways, to include the following:

  • Supervisors and commanders routinely monitor officers’ performance and conduct by observing officers on calls, listening to officers’ radio communications, reviewing officers’ reports, speaking with citizens, and reviewing officers’ body-worn camera videos.  Supervisors are expected to appropriately address any concerns, deficiencies, or policy violations observed.
  • ACCPD policy on Non-Biased Policing strictly prohibits the practice of using race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, age, cultural group, etc. as the sole reason for stopping, detaining, searching, arresting, or taking any other action against a person.  All unit-level commanders are required to submit quarterly reports to the Office of Professional Standards and the Accreditation Unit documenting their efforts and their supervisors’ efforts to monitor officers’ conduct related to any bias-based policing, to include reporting any concerns, trends, or complaints of potential bias-based policing.
  • ACCPD policy (Directive 6.01 and Directive 6.08) requires that officers report every incident involving a use of force or a vehicle pursuit.  These incidents are investigated by the appropriate supervisors and reviewed by the chain of command before being submitted to the Office of Professional Standards and the Chief of Police.
  • ACCPD takes a proactive, non-disciplinary approach to identify and positively influence employee conduct or performance through our Early Intervention Program, as well as the county’s Employee Assistance Program.
  • The ACCPD Career Development and Training Unit ensures that officers receive annual training on bias-based policing issues, use-of-force, de-escalation, and community-oriented policing.

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1. How does ACCPD stay accountable to the community?
2. Are ACCPD officers required to identify themselves?
3. Do ACCPD officers wear body cameras?
4. Are ACCPD records available to the public?
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6. Does ACCPD offer any assistance to officers to handle stress?