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Accountability

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Submit a Commendation or Complaint

It is our goal to investigate all feedback regarding Cobb County Police procedures or the performance of our officers while ensuring the confidentiality of both the citizen and the subject of the feedback.

 

As a means of maintaining our professional standards the Police Department welcomes:

  • Questions or complaints about an employee's performance
  • Questions or concerns about our policies and procedures
  • Citizen recommendations on improvements in our service delivery
  • Compliments or other positive feedback

Procedures for Submitting a Commendation/Complaint

You may contact us by email,  phone, in writing or in person at Police Headquarters, at any one of our five Police Precincts, or at the Internal Affairs Unit:

Department of Public Safety Internal Affairs Unit
P.O. Box 649 
Marietta, GA 30061 
(770) 528-3812
[email protected]

Cobb County Police Department 
Attn: Complaints 
140 N. Marietta Pkwy 
Marietta, GA 30060 
(770) 499-3900

Precinct 1 - (770) 499-4181
Precinct 2 - (770) 499-4182
Precinct 3 - (770) 499-4183
Precinct 4 - (770) 499-4184
Precinct 5 - (770) 499-4185

The Internal Affairs Unit compiles annual statistical summaries, based on records of complaints and investigations handled at the precinct level and by the Internal Affairs Unit. The statistical summaries are available from the Internal Affairs Unit via the Georgia Open Records Act. To request a copy, please submit your request to the Department of Public Safety Internal Affairs Unit at the address listed above.

You may download a commendation/complaint form. A form is NEVER required for ANY feedback, but is provided for your convenience should you wish to use it.

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2017 Annual Report

The following report highlights the various units and activities of the Cobb County Police Department during the 2017 calendar year. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the great men and women who serve our community.

Policies

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Policy 1.01 POLICY MANUAL, WRITTEN DIRECTIVES, AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

POLICY MANUAL, WRITTEN DIRECTIVES, AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 1.01 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to implement the Policy Manual and other documents which define or regulate the activities of employees of the Cobb County Police Department.

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Policy 1.02 POLICY REVIEW AND REVISION

POLICY REVIEW AND REVISION

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 1.02 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a method and manner in which Department policy can be changed or revised. These methods should ensure timely revision and review of all policies while affording all employees opportunity for input.

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Policy 1.03 ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT

ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT

Effective Date: June 1, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 1.03 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the structure and responsibility of the components that make up the Cobb County Police Department.

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Policy 1.04 CHAIN OF COMMAND

CHAIN OF COMMAND

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 1.04 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The chain of command is based upon the concept that management, supervision and staff must communicate in order to be effective. All Police Department personnel will observe the chain of command as set forth in this policy.

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Policy 1.05 INSPECTIONS

INSPECTIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 1.05 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

This policy establishes and defines guidelines to be followed in conducting inspections of agency personnel, equipment, and all organizational components within the Department.

The purpose of inspections is to examine and evaluate the quality of the operations of the Cobb County Police Department, ensuring that the Department’s goals are being pursued, identifying the need for additional resources, and ensuring that control is maintained throughout the agency.

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Policy 1.06 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 1.06 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to require the identification of Departmental goals and objectives and the pursuit of those goals and objectives by the most effective means.

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Policy 1.07 ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTING

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 1.07 (June 15, 2018)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Effective administrative practices ensure the efficient flow information within the Department; assisting management in making decisions that are based on the best available information. A good administrative reporting system includes the flow of information between individuals, units, sections, divisions, and the Office of the Chief of Police. This system includes reports of the law enforcement function, such as incidents, arrests, traffic crashes, and reports relating to personnel activities and needs. The administrative reporting system will be utilized for, but not limited to, determining personnel allocation and needs, resource needs, predicting workloads, and preparing budgets.

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Policy 2.01 MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND REINTEGRATION

MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND REINTEGRATION

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.01 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of the policy is to provide procedures for Department of Public Safety (DPS) employees who face military deployments including service of 30 days or less; service of 31 to 180 days and long term service of more than 180 days. This policy shall apply to employees in any branch of military service covered under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq. (USERRA).

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Policy 2.02 SECONDARY EMPLOYMENT

SECONDARY EMPLOYMENT

Effective Date: June 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 2.02 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures pertaining to the secondary employment of Department personnel.

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Policy 2.03 COURT APPEARANCE PROCEDURES

COURT APPEARANCE PROCEDURES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.16 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide clarity for officers eligible to receive pay for Court.

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Policy 2.04 PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.17 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief J.R. Houser

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

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Policy 2.05 PROMOTIONS AND COMMAND STAFF APPOINTMENTS

PROMOTIONS AND COMMAND STAFF APPOINTMENTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.05 (January 23, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish policies and procedures pertaining to the Department’s promotional system for Police Sergeant and Police Lieutenant and Command Staff Appointments.

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Policy 2.06 EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE

EXPOSURE TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.06 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Police officers and other employees of this Department may, in the line of duty, come into contact with persons who are known or suspected carriers of infectious diseases. The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for reducing the risk of exposure or actual infection by such diseases, while still providing effective service to the community.

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Policy 2.07 GROOMING STANDARDS

GROOMING STANDARDS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.07 (February 1, 2015)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Grooming standards are based on several elements including neatness, cleanliness, safety, and appearance. The limits set forth are reasonable, enforceable, and ensure that personal appearance contributes to a favorable image of the Department. Any difference between men’s and women’s policies recognizes the difference between the sexes and is not a factor in assuring equal opportunity.

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Policy 2.08 UNIFORM DRESS STANDARDS

UNIFORM DRESS STANDARDS

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 2.08 (December 15, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to outline procedures that must be followed when wearing the uniforms of the Department, and identify those items which are issued or authorized by the Department. The Chief of Police, or his designee, is authorized to modify the uniform appearance/requirements of personnel.

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Policy 2.09 INJURY AND DEATH NOTIFICATION

INJURY AND DEATH NOTIFICATION

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.09 (November 11, 2011)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The Cobb County Police Department will provide assistance to the family member(s) of employees upon injury or death. This policy provides procedural guidelines to be followed in the notification of the family member(s).

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Policy 2.10 CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) PROGRAM

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) PROGRAM

Effective Date: December 15, 2017
Rescinds: None
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the effective deployment of the Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)/Peer Support Team in order to minimize the effects caused by critical incidents, as well as assist employees in coping effectively with reactions to these incidents. The CISM/Peer Support Team provides assistance to sworn and non-sworn Department members who have been involved in a critical incident, or who are cumulatively experiencing significant stress, whether work or personal related.

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Policy 2.11 UNIFORM PATROL STAFFING

UNIFORM PATROL STAFFING

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.11 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The main function of the Department is to provide twenty-four (24) hour police patrol and related duties to the citizens of Cobb County. To help accomplish this task Cobb County is divided into precincts. This policy establishes the shift schedules and personnel assignment of the precincts.

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Policy 2.12 TRANSFERS AND SPECIALIZED ASSIGNMENT REQUESTS

TRANSFERS AND SPECIALIZED ASSIGNMENT REQUESTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 2.12 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish policies and procedures pertaining to transfer and specialized assignment requests within the Department.

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Policy 2.13 DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS

DISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIONS

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 2.13 (June 1, 2018)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this order is to outline procedures to be used in the investigation of disciplinary issues.

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Policy 2.14 DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 2.14 (October 18, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The actions established by this policy will be utilized to ensure accountability for the conduct of all members of the Department.

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Policy 2.15 RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 2.15 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this order is to establish criteria and procedures for recognizing and awarding employees and others who have accomplished some task or handled some incident wherein outstanding personal performance requires recognition.

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Policy 2.16 MENTORING PROGRAM

MENTORING PROGRAM

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: N/A
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide the guidelines for the Cobb County Police Department Mentoring Program. The Mentor Program is intended to operate separately, but in support of the training program. This includes but is not limited to the Academy, Field Training Program, Supervisory Development, Sergeants Training Program, and POST training.

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Policy 3.01 INTERNAL SECURITY

INTERNAL SECURITY

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 3.01 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish a system for internal security of all Cobb County Police Department facilities and the protection of the civilian and sworn personnel while in those facilities.

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Policy 3.02 TEMPORARY DETENTION ROOMS

TEMPORARY DETENTION ROOMS

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 3.02 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to establish guidelines for the management and administration of temporary detention rooms to include the security, control, and care of persons placed therein.

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Policy 3.03 DEPARTMENT VEHICLES

DEPARTMENT VEHICLES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.03 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

This policy is issued for the purpose of providing guidelines and establishing rules governing the operation of Department vehicles. The provisions of this policy are applicable to every employee of the Department who operates a Department vehicle in the performance of official duties.

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Policy 3.03a ASSIGNED VEHICLES

ASSIGNED VEHICLES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.03a (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the qualifications for assigning take-home vehicles to non-command staff personnel, as well as requirements for and use of assigned vehicles.

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Policy 3.04 DEPARTMENT VEHICLE TRAFFIC CRASHES

DEPARTMENT VEHICLE TRAFFIC CRASHES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.04 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and responsibilities for investigating and reporting traffic crashes involving vehicles from the Cobb County Police Department and the Department of Public Safety (excluding Fire Department). Personnel from these departments involved in traffic crashes will follow the procedures set forth in this policy.

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Policy 3.05 SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES

SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.05 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The Cobb County Police Department performs many special functions that often require officer transportation needs that go beyond the traditional patrol car. The purpose of this policy is to outline the special requirements and procedures used in operating special purpose vehicles.

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Policy 3.06 ISSUED EQUIPMENT

ISSUED EQUIPMENT

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.06 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the accountability and responsibility for Department issued equipment, and to establish procedures for reporting unserviceable or damaged equipment.

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Policy 3.07 DEPARTMENT WEAPONS

DEPARTMENT WEAPONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.07 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide for various rules and requirements that pertain to Department weapons utilized by sworn personnel of the Cobb County Police Department.

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Policy 3.08 IN-CAR / BODY-WORN CAMERAS

IN-CAR / BODY-WORN CAMERAS

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 3.08 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the use of Department authorized in-car and body-worn cameras, and the disposition of their recordings. This policy does not govern the use of surreptitious recordings or devices used in undercover operations.

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Policy 3.09 AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION (LPR) DEVICES

AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION (LPR) DEVICES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.09 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this order is to establish requirements for the use of automatic License Plate Recognition (LPR) devices and access to LPR data.

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Policy 3.10 RAPID ID

RAPID ID

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.10 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the issuance, training, and use of the Mobile Biometric Fingerprint Identification (Rapid ID) device.

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Policy 3.11 PROPERTY/EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND PACKAGING

PROPERTY/EVIDENCE COLLECTION AND PACKAGING

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.14 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for employees when collecting and packaging property or evidence taken control of by the Department.

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Policy 3.12 PROPERTY/EVIDENCE DOCUMENTATION AND STORAGE

PROPERTY/EVIDENCE DOCUMENTATION AND STORAGE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.13 (December 15, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to inform employees of the documentation and storage requirements whenever property comes into the possession of the Department.

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Policy 3.13 PROPERTY/EVIDENCE RELEASE

PROPERTY/EVIDENCE RELEASE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.15 (December 15, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to outline procedures to be followed when releasing/disposing of property that has come into the possession of the Department.

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Policy 3.14 CEREMONIAL DETAILS

CEREMONIAL DETAILS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.16 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this order is to define the functions of various groups of officers participating in ceremonial details and to assign and define responsibilities for the smooth operation of said details.

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Policy 3.15 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.17 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide regulations for the control and use of confidential funds and confidential informants.

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Policy 3.16 SURVEILLANCE, UNDERCOVER, AND DECOY OPERATIONS

SURVEILLANCE, UNDERCOVER, AND DECOY OPERATIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.18 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for surveillance, undercover and decoy operations.

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Policy 3.17 CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS

CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.19 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the release of Criminal History (CHRI), Driver’s History, or Vehicle Registration information as required by Federal and State regulations and laws. Copies of the CJIS Network Policy Manual will be kept by each precinct/unit of the Department in a conspicuous location and accessible to all personnel. This policy applies to all sworn and non-sworn personnel.

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Policy 3.18 RECORDS MANAGEMENT

RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 3.20 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The following records management guidelines serve as reference for the maintenance of records at the unit, precinct, and Department level.

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Policy 4.01 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.01 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this order is to establish procedures for call-up of personnel and to outline the lines of communication, responsibility, and definitions for major critical incidents. The incident may range from a small confrontation to a major occurrence.

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Policy 4.02 ON-SCENE COMMANDER TEAMS

ON-SCENE COMMANDER TEAMS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.02 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish an On-Scene Commander Team notification system which will be activated in the case of a critical incident. The below guidelines establish the notification procedures and the ultimate responsibilities of the On-Scene Commander Team.

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Policy 4.03 SPECIAL TEAMS

SPECIAL TEAMS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.03 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish the minimum guidelines for special teams to include their response to critical incidents.

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Policy 4.04 CANINE UNIT

CANINE UNIT

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.04 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the effective deployment of Canine Teams. As needed or requested, Canine Teams assist in conducting searches of buildings and woodlands, and other hazardous incidents, in order to reduce injuries to police officers.

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Policy 4.05 BOMB THREATS AND DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES

BOMB THREATS AND DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.05 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to specify the responsibilities of Department employees, initial responding units, and supervisors responding to the scenes of calls which may involve bomb threats and destructive devices.

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Policy 4.06 HOSTAGE AND BARRICADED SUBJECTS

HOSTAGE AND BARRICADED SUBJECTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.06 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to provide general guidelines for handling hostage/barricaded subject situations.

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Policy 4.07 ACTIVE THREATS

ACTIVE THREATS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.07 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to empower responding officers with the authority and responsibility to take immediate action to contain and, if necessary, neutralize active threats.

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Policy 4.08 CIVIL DISORDERS

CIVIL DISORDERS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.08 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to establish guidelines to effectively deal with crowds engaged in, or posing a significant threat of engaging in violence, property damage, or breaches of the peace.

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Policy 4.09 STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

STRIKES AND LABOR DISPUTES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.09 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to define the proper role of this agency in dealing with labor disputes and to provide guidance to protect the rights of both labor and management.

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Policy 4.10 AIRCRAFT CRASHES

AIRCRAFT CRASHES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.10 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide general guidelines for Cobb County Police Officers who may be first on the scene of an aircraft crash.

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Policy 4.11 EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION

EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.11 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish the rules and regulations for the Department in the event emergency mobilization is required.

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Policy 4.12 MUTUAL AID

MUTUAL AID

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.12 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Situations may develop which will cause the Department to make a request for additional manpower, or which will result in an outside agency requesting additional manpower from this Department. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for making or receiving such requests. This policy is not intended to prohibit routine or emergency “backup” to neighboring jurisdictions or the Department’s response to calls for service which originate on or near the county line.

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Policy 4.13 PROTECTIVE SERVICES

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.13 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Certain individuals by virtue of their position, status, or situation may be considered more susceptible to harm than the average citizen. These individuals may be referred to as VIP’s.

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Policy 4.14 SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 4.14 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to establish guidelines to effectively deal with special events, as defined below.

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Policy 4.15 EVENT DECONFLICTION

EVENT DECONFLICTION

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: N/A
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish event deconfliction for undercover and high risk incidents to enhance officer safety, reduce risk, and encourage the effective use of critical resources.

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Policy 5.01 CALL AND INCIDENT RESPONSE

CALL AND INCIDENT RESPONSE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.01 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish general guidelines for the response to calls and incidents by the Cobb County Police Department.

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Policy 5.02 BIAS FREE POLICING

BIAS FREE POLICING

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.30 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to define and prohibit bias policing/bias based profiling by members of the Cobb County Police Department, and affirm the Department’s commitment to bias free policing. Bias free policing promotes efficient and effective law enforcement and has a positive impact on the community as it enhances trust for the Department and its mission.

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Policy 5.03 FAMILY VIOLENCE

FAMILY VIOLENCE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.03 (February 1, 2015)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to direct police response to family violence incidents.

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Policy 5.04 MISSING PERSONS

MISSING PERSONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.04 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish responsibilities and guidelines for the investigation of missing persons.

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Policy 5.05 MENTAL ILLNESS

MENTAL ILLNESS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.05 (February 1, 2015)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

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Policy 5.06 JUVENILE PROCEDURES

JUVENILE PROCEDURES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.27 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for officers when dealing with juveniles in enforcement and custody situations.

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Policy 5.07 ENTRY INTO PRIVATE PREMISES

ENTRY INTO PRIVATE PREMISES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.07 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for Cobb County Police personnel when faced with a situation of making entry into private premises.

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Policy 5.08 FIELD INTERVIEWS

FIELD INTERVIEWS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.08 (January 9, 2011)
Issued By:Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to assist officers in determining when field interviews are warranted, and the manner in which they should be conducted.

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Policy 5.09 SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION

SUSPECT IDENTIFICATION

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.09 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to establish guidelines for the use of eyewitness identifications involving show-ups, photographic identifications, and line-ups.

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Policy 5.10 INTERROGATIONS AND CONFESSIONS

INTERROGATIONS AND CONFESSIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.10 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Custodial interrogations of suspects, and the statements and confessions that are elicited, are vitally important in the preparation of criminal cases. However, to be admissible as evidence, statements and confessions must be given freely and voluntarily, and with due consideration for the suspect’s right to silence and right to counsel. It is the purpose of this policy to provide officers with legally sound procedures for conducting custodial interrogations.

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Policy 5.11 ARREST PROCEDURES

ARREST PROCEDURES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.11 (February 1, 2015)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines regarding the arrest of criminal suspects.

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Policy 5.12 IMMUNITY FROM ARREST

IMMUNITY FROM ARREST

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.12 (December 15, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for employees of the Department when dealing with persons who have immunity from arrest under the law.

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Policy 5.13 PRISONER TRANSPORTS

PRISONER TRANSPORTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.13 (February 1, 2015)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to structure the transportation of persons who are in the custody of agency personnel and whose freedom of movement is at the will of agency personnel.

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Policy 5.14 HOSPITALIZED PRISONER GUARD DUTY

HOSPITALIZED PRISONER GUARD DUTY

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.14 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the procedures for the security of persons who are in custody that have to be hospitalized due to a medical emergency and to establish responsibility for the safety and security of the public, medical staff, Department employees, and prisoners.

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Policy 5.15 VEHICLE PURSUITS

VEHICLE PURSUITS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.17 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide members of the Department with guidelines involving police motor vehicle pursuits. This policy and the standards contained herein are for Cobb County Police Department use only, and the standards or policy established do not apply in any criminal or civil proceedings. Even though, in certain instances, the standards or policy contained herein may be more stringent than legal standards for criminal or civil liability, they are not to be construed as creating a higher legal standard of safety or care by which the officer is to be bound in an evidentiary sense with respect to claims by others involving criminal or civil liability. The violation of this policy may subject the officer to Department sanctions or disciplinary action only, and shall not form the basis for civil and/or criminal action.

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Policy 5.16 TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

Effective Date: April 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 5.18 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish the traffic enforcement guidelines of the Cobb County Police Department.

The responsibility for the enforcement of traffic laws and regulations rests with all uniformed personnel of the Department. All sworn officers, while on duty and in uniform, shall take appropriate enforcement actions for all violations of traffic laws and regulations they observe.

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Policy 5.17 TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.19 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Traffic safety checkpoints provide the Department with a means to protect the citizens of Cobb County and to monitor and check driver’s licenses, driver condition, insurance, vehicle registrations, vehicle equipment, and various other requirements of the Georgia State Motor Vehicle and Traffic Code. The purpose of this policy is to provide members of the Department with guidelines when establishing traffic safety checkpoints.

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Policy 5.18 TRAFFIC CRASHES AND OTHER ROAD HAZARDS

TRAFFIC CRASHES AND OTHER ROAD HAZARDS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.20 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish general guidelines for the Department’s traffic crash reporting and investigation practices and the handling of road hazards. All uniformed members of the Department, when in marked police vehicles, will have the responsibility of assisting motorists in traffic related matters.

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Policy 5.19 VEHICLE IMPOUNDS

VEHICLE IMPOUNDS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.21 (December 15, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines concerning the towing or impoundment of vehicles by officers of the Cobb County Police Department.

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Policy 5.20 USE OF FORCE

USE OF FORCE

Effective Date: December 15, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.22 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide members of the Department with guidelines on the use of deadly and non-deadly force. This policy and the standards contained herein are for Cobb County Police Department use only, and the standards or policy established do not apply in any criminal or civil proceedings. Even though, in certain instances, the standards or policy contained herein may be more stringent than legal standards for criminal or civil liability, they are not to be construed as creating a higher legal standard of safety or care by which the officer is to be bound in an evidentiary sense with respect to claims by others involving criminal or civil liability. The violation of this policy will subject the officer to Department sanctions or disciplinary action only, and shall not form the basis for civil and/or criminal action.

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Policy 5.20a USE OF FORCE/LESS-LETHAL MUNITIONS

USE OF FORCE/LESS-LETHAL MUNITIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.31 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Less-lethal munitions are advantageous because they allow distance to be used by the officer to his advantage. However, due to suspect actions or other factors, less-lethal munitions could strike a critical area of subject, and inflict a mortal injury. It is for these reasons that the Department hereby establishes the following policy and procedures for the use of less-lethal munitions.

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Policy 5.20b USE OF FORCE/CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPONS

USE OF FORCE/CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.32 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide employees with guidelines on the use of Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW). A CEW is intended to provide an officer with a less lethal weapon to gain control of combative or uncooperative subjects in a manner that reduces the risk of injury to the officer and the resistive subject(s).

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Policy 5.21 LEGAL PROCESS

LEGAL PROCESS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.23 (January 9, 2011)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

This policy addresses areas of Departmental procedure and discretion in the execution of legal process. This policy is designed to ensure sufficiency of information, accuracy, timeliness, and accessibility in the delivery of legal process services.

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Policy 5.22 SEARCH AND SEIZURE

SEARCH AND SEIZURE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.24 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to outline the basic legal principles of search and seizure. A thorough understanding of both statutory law and case law in the area of search and seizure is critical to the operations of the Department and the success of officers in many of their duties. Officers assigned to functions within the Department which are more involved with arrest and search and seizure issues may be required to further their knowledge of this field.

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Policy 5.23 SEARCH WARRANTS

SEARCH WARRANTS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.25 (January 9, 2011)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to provide guidelines for obtaining and executing search warrants.

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Policy 5.24 COMMUNITY POLICING

COMMUNITY POLICING

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.28 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Community relations are based upon the principle that, in our society the police are an integral and indivisible element of the public they serve. Community relations are manifest by positive interactions between the community and the police and represents unity and common purpose.

A system of law and its enforcement is not superimposed upon an unwilling public in a free society; the law is created by the people themselves to control the behavior of those who would seek to interfere with the community welfare and existence.

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Policy 5.25 MOBILE DATA TERMINAL (MDT) PROCEDURES

MOBILE DATA TERMINAL (MDT) PROCEDURES

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 5.29 (June 11, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) Procedures Policy governs how the MDTs should function in conjunction with the CAD/MDT interface. A list of commands is available from the 911 Communications Center.

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Policy 6.01 DETECTIVE OPERATIONS

DETECTIVE OPERATIONS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.01 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of detective operations will be to thoroughly and professionally investigate all criminal activity assigned for investigation. Personnel assigned to detective operations will be responsible for identifying and apprehending offenders, recovering property, gathering, documenting, and evaluating facts regarding criminal activity, and assisting in the prosecution of those charged with criminal offenses.

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Policy 6.02 TRAINING

TRAINING

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 6.02 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The goal of training is to ensure professional growth of personnel and the Department. Improved efficiency and effectiveness in job performance is brought about by employee’s increased level of skill, knowledge, and ability through training.

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Policy 6.03 PUBLIC INFORMATION

PUBLIC INFORMATION​​​​​

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.03 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The Cobb County Police Department recognizes that police activities are of public interest. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the smooth flow of information to the news media and to ensure that such information is released in compliance with federal, state and local laws.

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Policy 6.04 POLICE CHAPLAIN PROGRAM

POLICE CHAPLAIN PROGRAM

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.04 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The employees of the Police Department may, at times, find themselves in need of personal and family counseling or support of a spiritual nature. Law enforcement personnel are confronted with many situations which demoralize personnel and create emotional, mental, and spiritual stressors which may be addressed by Departmental chaplains. The purpose of this policy is to establish the guidelines and organization of the Department Chaplain Program.

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Policy 6.05 VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE

VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.05 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the purpose of this policy to emphasize the needs of victims/witnesses and the responsibilities of officers to provide support, information, and guidance for these individuals.

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Policy 6.06 ANIMAL CONTROL

ANIMAL CONTROL

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.07 (July 20, 2012)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the utilization of the Cobb County Animal Control Unit.

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Policy 6.07 CRIME ANALYSIS FUNCTION

CRIME ANALYSIS FUNCTION

Effective Date: September 15, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 6.08 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

Personnel assigned to the crime analysis function will collect, collate, analyze, and disseminate information gathered from resources within the Department, the Department of Public Safety, and those entities outside the Department which provide law enforcement information. Personnel will evaluate and interpret informational reports and provide components of the Department with data and analysis regarding crime patterns and trends. Crime analysis personnel will assist in the development of criminal suppression plans and strategies as needed.

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Policy 6.08 FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS

FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.09 (May 1, 2016)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

It is the policy of the Cobb County Police Department to utilize competent, well trained officers for the duties of field training of police recruits. All newly hired officers will undergo a field training program of at least four weeks duration. The principles of the Field Training Program are established by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) Field Training Officer Program course.

The appointment of an officer as a Field Training Officer (FTO) is not a promotion and the officer will not obtain any proprietary interest in the appointment. FTO status may be appointed or withdrawn at the discretion of the Chief of Police or the Director of the Cobb County Department of Public Safety Training Center (CCDPSTC). The assignment of an FTO to a unit within the Department or to the Department of Public Safety is at the discretion of the Chief of Police or the Director

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Policy 6.09 RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM

RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM

Effective Date: November 1, 2017
Rescinds: Policy 6.10 (January 12, 2013)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to employees and participants relating to the Department’s Ride-Along Program.

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Policy 6.10 RESERVE POLICE OFFICER (RPO) PROGRAM

RESERVE POLICE OFFICER (RPO) PROGRAM

Effective Date: February 17, 2018
Rescinds: Policy 6.11 (November 1, 2017)
Issued By: Chief M.J. Register

The words “he, his, him,” which may appear in this policy, are used generically for clarity and ease of reading. These terms are not meant to imply gender and relate to all employees of the Department.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the Department regarding Reserve Police Officers.

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