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The Minocqua Police Department's philosophy of policing includes the concept of transparency with our community.  With this in mind, we would like to share our entire General Order manual with the community so those interested in learning more about how we go about our work can read a portion (or all) of our General Order manual.  This is a large document, but our officers train regularly on the content of this manual.  In addition, we are constantly seeking to improve our practices to make sure we are on the forefront of best practices for law enforcement in the United States.

The manual of the Minocqua Police Department is hereby established and shall be referred to as the General Order Manual or the manual. The manual is a statement of the current policies, rules and guidelines of this department. All members are to conform to the provisions of this manual in an effort to maintain high levels of professional conduct that embody the vision, mission and values of the Minocqua Police Department.

Except where otherwise expressly stated, the provisions of this manual shall be considered as guidelines. It is recognized that the work of law enforcement is not always predictable and circumstances may arise which warrant departure from these guidelines. It is the intent of this manual to be viewed from an objective standard, taking into consideration the sound discretion entrusted to members of this department under the circumstances reasonably available at the time of any incident.

The provisions contained in the General Order Manual are not intended to create an employment contract nor any employment rights or entitlements. The policies contained within this manual are for the internal use of the Minocqua Police Department and shall not be construed to create a higher standard or duty of care for civil or criminal liability against the Town, its officials or members. Violations of any provision of any General Order contained within this manual shall only form the basis for department administrative action, training or discipline. The Minocqua Police Department reserves the right to revise any General Order content, in whole or in part.

Minocqua Police Department General Orders can be viewed below.

Chapter 1 1.01 Written Directives System
  1.02 Agency-Employee Roles
  1.03 Code of Conduct
  1.04 Harassment in the Workplace
  1.05 Structure Command Accountability
  1.06 Fiscal Management Agency Owned Property
  1.07 Jurisdiction
  1.08 Law Enforcement Authority
  1.09 Search and Seizure
  1.10 Arrest Procedures
  1.11 Strip Searches
  1.12 Biased Based Policing
  1.13 Line of Duty Death
  1.14 Retired Officer CCW
  1.15 Computer Procedures
  1.16 Laptop Mobile Data Computer Use
  1.17 Cellular Telephones and Pagers
  1.18 Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights
  1.19 Use of Public Property
  1.20 Off Duty Conduct
  1.21 Department Lockers
  1.22 Americans with Disabilities Act
Chapter 2 2.01 Collective Bargaining-Grievance Procedures
  2.02 Job Classifications
  2.03 Compensation Benefits and Conditions of Work
  2.04 Uniforms Equipment
  2.05 Medical Circumstances
  2.06 Secondary Employment
  2.07 Performance Evaluations
  2.08 Promotional Proceesses
  2.09 Seasonal Marine Patrol Officer
  2.10 Community Service Officer
  2.11 Ride Along-Intern Program
  2.12 Chaplain Program
  2.13 Safety Committee
Chapter 3 3.01 Recruitment Selection
Chapter 4 4.01 Commendations
  4.02 Disciplinary Procedures
  4.03 Citizen Complaints Internal Affairs
Chapter 5 5.01 Use of Force
  5.02 Use of Less Lethal Weapons
  5.03 Deadly Force
Chapter 6 6.01 Patrol
  6.02 Operation of Police Vehicles
  6.03 Vehicle Pursuits
  6.04 Body Armor Utilization
  6.05 Anatomical Gifts
  6.06 Traffic
  6.07 Traffic Stops
  6.08 Impairment due to Alcohol and/or Drugs
  6.09 Traffic Crash Procedures
  6.10 Other Traffic Related Duties
  6.11 Criminal Investigations
  6.12 Informants
  6.13 Custodial Interrigation
  6.14 Eyewitness Identification
  6.15 Officer Involved Critical Incident
  6.16 Domestic Abuse
  6.17 Officer Involved Domestic Abuse
  6.18 Criminal Intelligence
  6.19 Special Investigations
  6.20 Juvenile Procedures
  6.21 Missing Person Investigations
  6.22 Relinquishing Custody of Newborns
  6.23 Reporting of Child Abuse
  6.24 Elder Abuse Issues
  6.25 Intoxicated Incapacitated Persons
  6.26 Dealing Wtih the Mentally Ill
  6.27 Canine Unit
  6.28 Trespassing Arrest and Removal
  6.29 Opioid Other Drug Issues
  6.30 Emergency Medical Services
  6.31 DNA Collection at Arrest
  6.32 Bicycle Patrol
  6.33 DRMS Equipment
  6.34 ATV-UTV Operation
Chapter 7

7.01 Search Transport of Detainees

  7.02 Temporary Detention
Chapter 8 8.01 Public Information
Chapter 9 9.01 Communications Processes
  9.02 Vehicle Audio Video Recording Equipment
  9.03 Mobile Audio Video Recording Equipment
Chapter 10 10.01 Records Review
  10.02 Criminal Records Time Stystem
  10.03 Open Records
  10.04 DPPA
  10.05 Retention of Records
  10.06 Personnel Records
  10.07 Passwords
Chapter 11 11.01 Collection and Preservation of Evidence Property
  11.02 Evidence Property Maintenance
  11.03 Pharmaceutical Disposal Program
Chapter 12 12.01 Firearms and Ammunition
  12.02 Employee Training
  12.03 Recruit Field Training
  12.04 Career Development
  12.05 Employee Orientation
  12.06 Dispatch Recruit Training
Chapter 13 13.01 All Hazard Plan
  13.02 Emergency Mobilization Plan NIMS
  13.03 Hostage Barricaded Person
  13.04 SRT Call Up Procedure
  13.05 Active Shooter
  13.06 Dive Team Call Up Procedure
Chapter 14 14.01 Victim Witness Services
Chapter 15 15.01 Blood Bourne Pathogens
  15.02 Lockout-Tagout
  15.03 Confined Space
  15.04 Americans with Disabilities Act
  15.05 Limited English Proficiency
  15.06 Service Animals
  15.07 Hearing Impaired-Disabled Communications
  15.08 Hatch Act