ACCPD’s policy and expectation is for our officers to discharge their duties in a procedurally just manner. The tenets of procedural justice in policing begin with treating all people with dignity and respect. We believe that every human being deserves respect regardless of the circumstances that bring them in contact with the police. An extension of dignity and respect for the person is the recognition that every person has a voice, a perspective. Officers who embrace procedural justice allow citizens the opportunity to voice their thoughts, concerns, and opinions (when circumstances allow) and genuinely listen before making a decision or taking enforcement action. However, once a decision is made or an action taken, the procedurally just officer is transparent and takes the time to explain his/her actions. Procedural justice recognizes the trust enhancing benefits of Transparency in Policing and good communication. When our officers embrace procedural justice in their police actions, they recognize that how they treat each and every person matters, and very often matters more so than the outcome of the encounter. This is the essence of procedural justice in policing.