Redmond Police Department Policy Manual

The Redmond Police Department Policy Manual sets forth the standards, values, and community expectations of the department. The manual is the result of countless hours of research, consultation, and review of modern police procedures, evolving laws, industry standards, and best practices. 

Redmond Police uses the Lexipol policy system to provide an efficient process for creating and maintaining these policies.

Redmond Police Department (RPD) is accredited by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). The WASPC program certifies that the department operates under best practices and standards for law enforcement. RPD is currently operating with policy and a response philosophy in line with the Washington State law enforcement reforms of 2021. The policies are consistent with the model use of force and de-escalation tactics, as set forth by the Washington State Attorney General and in accordance with law (RCW 10.120.030). 

To the extent that department policy may contain provisions more restrictive than state or federal law, such provisions are not intended, nor may they be construed or applied to create a basis for liability against the City of Redmond or any of its employees.

The policy manual is updated and maintained by the Redmond Police Department Office of Professional Standards. The policy manual is updated regularly and frequently; therefore, the following reports may not reflect the most current policy updates. 

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Redmond Police Department Policy Manual

Complete Policy Manual - Updated September 5, 2023

Chapter 1 - Law Enforcement Role and Authority

Chief's Preface
Vision, Mission, & Values
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
Law Enforcement Authority
Law Enforcement Certification
Oath of Office
Policy Manual

Chapter 2 - Organization and Administration

Organizational Structure and Responsibility
Departmental Directive & Interdepartmental Communication
Emergency Management Plan
Electronic Mail
Administrative Communications
Staffing Levels
Concealed Pistol License
Retiree Concealed Firearms

Chapter 3 - General Operations

Use of Force
Use of Force Review Boards
Handcuffing and Restraints
Control Devices and Techniques
Conducted Energy Device
Officer-Involved Shootings and Deaths
Vehicle Pursuits/Starchase
Officer Response to Calls
Domestic Violence
Search and Seizure
Temporary Custody of Juveniles
Adult Abuse
Discriminatory Harassment
Child Abuse
Missing Persons
Public Alerts
Victim and Witness Assistance
Hate Crimes
Standards of Conduct
Information Technology Use
Report Preparation
Media Relations
Subpoenas and Court Appearances
Outside Agency Assistance
Registered Offender Information
Major Incident Notification
Death Investigation
Identity Theft
Limited English Proficiency Services 
Communications with Persons with Disabilities
Child and Dependent Adult Safety
Service Animals
Volunteer Program
Off-Duty Law Enforcement Actions
Department Use of Social Media
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Community Relations

Chapter 4 - Patrol Operations

Patrol Function
Bias-Based Policing
Crime and Disaster Scene Integrity
Crisis Response Unit (North Sound Metro SWAT - NSM)
Ride-Along Policy
Hazardous Material Response
Hostage and Barricade Incidents
Response to Bomb Calls
Emergency Detentions
Citation Release
Foreign Diplomatic and Consular Representatives
Rapid Response and Deployment (Complex Coordinated Terrorist Action CCTA/Scenes of Violence)
Immigration Violations
Emergency Utility Service
Field Training Officer Program
Aircraft Accidents
Obtaining Air Support
Contacts and Temporary Detentions
Criminal Intelligence Systems
Patrol Lieutenants
Mobile Digital Computer Use
Portable Audio/Video Recorders
Body-Worn and In-Car Camera Systems
Public Recording of Law Enforcement Activity
Bicycle Patrol Unit
Foot Pursuits
Homeless Persons
First Amendment Assemblies
Civil Disputes
Crisis Intervention Incidents
Medical Aid and Response
Suspicious Activity Reporting

Chapter 5 - Traffic Operations

Traffic Function and Responsibility
Traffic Collision Reporting
Vehicle Towing and Release
Vehicle Impound Hearings
Impaired Driving
Traffic Citations and Infractions
Disabled Vehicles 
Unauthorized 24 Hour Vehicle Violations

Chapter 6 - Investigation Operations

Investigation and Prosecution
Asset Forfeiture
Eyewitness Identification
Brady Material Disclosure
Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Operations
Sexual Assault Investigations
Warrant Service
Operations Planning and Deconfliction
Detective Availability/On-Call Coverage
Case Screening and Management

Chapter 7 - Equipment

Department-Owned and Personal Property
Personal Communication Devices
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Use
Personal Protective Equipment

Chapter 8 - Support Services

Crime Analysis
The Emergency Communications Center
Property and Evidence
Records Maintenance and Release
Protected Information
Animal Control

Chapter 9 - Custody

Temporary Custody of Adults
Custodial Searches
Biological Samples
Prison Rape Elimination

Chapter 10 - Personnel

Recruitment and Selection
Evaluation of Employees
Special Assignments and Promotions
Grievance Procedure
Reporting of Arrests, Convictions, and Court Orders
Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace
Sick Leave
Communicable Diseases
Smoking and Tobacco Use
Personnel Complaints
Seat Belts
Body Armor
Personnel Records
Request for Change of Assignment
Commendations and Awards
Fitness for Duty
Meal Periods and Breaks
Lactation Break Policy
Payroll Records
Overtime Compensation Requests
Outside Employment
Occupational Disease and Work-Related Injury Reporting
Personal Appearance Standards
Uniform Regulations
Nepotism and Conflicting Relationships
Domestic Violence Involving Law Enforcement Employees
Department Badges
Temporary Modified-Duty Assignments
Performance History Audits
Employee Speech, Expression, and Social Networking
Accident, Illness and Injury Prevention
Line-of-Duty Deaths
Wellness Program


Table of Contents
Washington State Law Enforcement Records Retention Schedule
Complex Incident Manual (CIM)