Policies & Procedures
It is the goal of the department to make ourselves accessible to the community we serve, and we believe it is important for our citizens to know what they can expect from their police department.
The policies and procedures contained in this manual are rules that all members of the Anchorage Police Department follow while carrying out the mission of the department; the manual posted on this site contains the same information that is provided to all employees. As changes in society and technology emerge, our policies will also evolve in order to best serve and protect our community.
While this manual represents most of APD's administrative and operational policies, it is important to note that a few policies will not be released due to concerns for officer safety and investigative tactics. Please also bear in mind that when it comes to police response, each situation is different - it is not possible to anticipate every situation that may arise or prescribe a specific course of action appropriate for every scenario. Therefore, it is necessary that all APD employees routinely exercise discretion, common sense and good judgment.
(The policies and procedures are not available at this time.)