Policies and Procedures Manual

The Auburn Police Department’s Policy Manual is based on constitutional law and identified best practices within the law enforcement community. In order to maintain high levels of professional conduct, policies and procedures are established to provide both guidance and serve as a reference to employees of the Department. It should be noted the manual is not a substitute for critical thinking and good judgment. No written guidance can anticipate the wide range of human behaviors that police officers and professional staff may encounter, nor can we be expected to predict every possible contingency. As always, Auburn Police Department personnel are expected to use their best professional judgment and our basic human decency to guide our actions

The Auburn Police Department’s Policy Manual is subject to frequent updates based upon changes in State laws, Federal laws, and/or identified best practices. As changes occur, the most recent policies will be posted on our website.  

The Policy manual is guided by Lexipol, which is the industry standard and currently used by the majority of California Law Enforcement agencies.