Department Manual

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 Evaluations12-28-2021
2.08 Promotional Procecesses
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 12-29-2021

Chapter 4

4.01 Commendations 12-29-2021
4.02 Disciplinary Procedures 12-29-2021
4.03 Citizen Complaints Internal Affairs 12-29-2021

Chapter 5

5.01 Use Of Force 12-27-2021
5.02 Use Of Less Lethal Weapons 12-27-2021
5.03 Deadly Force 12-27-2021

Chapter 6

6.01 Patrol
6.02 Operation of Police Vehicles
6.03 Vehicle Pursuits  05-17-2022
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 Interrogation
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 Persons 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 With 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 System
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
15.01 Blood Bourne Pathogens

Chapter 15

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