Policies and Ohio Collaborative
The Girard Police Department is part of the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board since 2021. Our department is furthermore certified in Biased Based policing. The following policies are collaborative-related policies for public release.
801.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy establishes guidelines for the basic functions of 9-1-1 Center. It addresses the immediate information needs of the Department in the course of its normal daily activities and during emergencies.
314.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
The purpose of this policy is to prevent Department members from being subjected to discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment and retaliation. Nothing in this policy is intended to create a legal or employment right or duty that is not created by law.
1010.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy provides guidelines for the reporting, investigation and disposition of complaints regarding the conduct of members of the Girard Police Department. This policy shall not apply to any questioning, counseling, instruction, informal verbal admonishment or other routine or unplanned contact of a member in the normal course of duty, by a supervisor or any other member, nor shall this policy apply to a criminal investigation.
423.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy provides guidelines for the use of portable audio/video recording devices by members of this department while in the performance of their duties. Portable audio/video recording devices include all recording systems whether body-worn, hand held or integrated into portable equipment. This policy does not apply to mobile audio/video recordings, interviews or interrogations conducted at any Girard Police Department facility, authorized undercover operations, wiretaps or eavesdropping (concealed listening devices).
307.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Vehicle pursuits expose innocent citizens, law enforcement officers and fleeing violators to the risk of serious injury or death. The primary purpose of this policy is to provide officers with guidance in balancing the safety of the public and themselves against law enforcement’s duty to apprehend violators of the law. Another purpose of this policy is to minimize the potential for pursuit-related collisions. Vehicle pursuits require officers to exhibit a high degree of common sense and sound judgment. Officers must not forget that the immediate apprehension of a suspect is generally not more important than the safety of the public and pursuing officers (ORC § 2935.031).
1000.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This policy provides a framework for employee recruiting efforts and identifying job-related standards for the selection process. This policy supplements the rules that govern employment practices for the Girard Police Department and that are promulgated and maintained by the Department of Human Resources.