Full question: It is encouraging to see the Department include a few select policies on the website. Does the City plan to make all of the Department’s policies readily accessible on line? In the spirit of transparency, it would be very helpful to have access to all of them, especially those on search and seizure, use of force (all levels) as well as any policies on youth interactions.
Answer: We are in the process of updating and revising additional policies in preparation for posting on the website. They will be added to what is already available. In order to post all of the Department’s policies, we will need time to do research about the most cost effective way to post them so that they are searchable. Posting all of them would total approximately 1000 pages of documents. In the meantime, the public can request specific policies of interest through a public records request.