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Policies and Procedures

The New Bern Police Department seeks to advance transparency by providing our community with access to our authorized police policies.   The New Bern Police Department is internationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  Our written directive systems conform with international best practices as dictated by accreditation standards.  The New Bern Police Department further evaluates our policies annually to ensure that we comply with all new statutory legislation, changes to case law and, most importantly, to ensure we are meeting the needs of our community.  I welcome members of our community to view our policies at their leisure.  If you have any questions, please contact the New Bern Police Department’s accreditation manager at (252)672-4108.

Chapter 42: Criminal Investigations
Chapter 2: Agency Jurisdiction & Mutual Aid Chapter 43: Vice, Drugs & Organized Crime (Pending)
Chapter 3: Contractual Agreements for Law Enforcement Services Chapter 44: Juvenile Operations
Chapter 11: Organization & Administration Chapter 45: Crime Prevention & Community Involvement
Chapter 12: Direction Chapter 46: Critical Incidents/Special Operations (Pending)
Chapter 15: Planning & Research, Goals & Objectives, & Crime Analysis Chapter 52: Internal Affairs Section
Chapter 16: Allocation & Distribution of Personnel & Personnel Activities Chapter 53: Inspections
Chapter 17: Fiscal Management & Agency Property Chapter 54: Public Information
Chapter 21: Classification & Delineation of Duties & Responsibilities Chapter 55: Victim Witness Assistance
Chapter 22: Compensation & Benefits Chapter 61: Traffic
Chapter 25: Grievance Procedures Chapter 70: Detainee Transportation (Pending)
Chapter 26: Disciplinary Procedure Chapter 71: Temporary Detention
Chapter 31: Recruitment Chapter 74: Legal Process
Chapter 32: Selection Chapter 81: Communications Center
Chapter 33: Training & Career Development Chapter 82: Central Records
Chapter 34: Promotion Chapter 83: Collection of Evidence
Chapter 35: Performance Evaluation Chapter 84: Property & Evidence Control
Chapter 41: Operations