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Police department policies

Dozens of written policies govern how the Lexington Police Department meets its mission to serve and protect the community. They help determine the proper procedures for the department's day-to-day functions, including interacting with residents and documenting incidents. These policies are often based on standards established by CALEA, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. 

The department continually reviews policies and makes updates as needed. Questions about a policy should be directed to the Office of the Chief by emailing

Policies have been uploaded to Google Drive. You do not need an account to view the policies.

Note: Documents related to the police department's Collective Bargaining Agreements can be found here.


Public feedback

The Lexington Police Department is inviting the public to comment on the following policy, which is periodically reviewed and updated. Click on the policy to read the full document. Please provide any feedback or suggestions using the online form. (This policy is currently open for revision and public comment until 01/01/20201.)