A written directive system has been established in this agency in order to inform officers of what is expected of them in the performance of their duties, to provide guidance to them in performing such duties, and to establish the basis for employee accountability and the means to fairly evaluate officer and unit performance. These published policies, procedures and orders are to estiablish a transparent police department and will help inform the public of what to expect from the police department.
Click on the below links to view those policies/procedure/orders
General Orders: General Orders are permanent written orders outlining policy matters which affect the entire department. A General Order is the most authoritative written order the department issues, and may be used to amend, supersede or cancel any previous order. General Orders remain in full force and effect until amended, superseded or rescinded by the Chief of Police.
General Order 2020-01 Dispatch Evacuation (Not Public Record, public records exemption (b) records shall be withheld only to the extent that proper performance of necessary governmental functions requires such withholding.)
Policies: Policies summarize the department’s position on specific matters. Policies are concise position statements based on underlying organizational principles, goals, values, and operational philosophies. They are designed for broad general direction and guidance, primarily designed for use by all members of the department or by more than one operational division.
Procedures: Procedures build on the foundation of policy statements to provide specific guidance on required, desired, or preferred methods of operations or conduct. Procedures are more detailed instructions on means and methods for carrying out the policy directive and generally draw the boundaries of permissible officer discretion in performing specific tasks or duties.
**Unless noted these Policies were adopted by the Board of Selectmen and went into effect in January of 2015, they are being reviewed and updated at this time**
******Please note these are in the process of being added so they maybe downloaded, check back for further updates********
If the Policy has a * next to it, then this will not be available as a Public Record, public records exemption (b) records shall be withheld only to the extent that proper performance of necessary governmental functions requires such withholding.