Above all else, the Arlington County Police Department is committed to the principle that all individuals will be treated with dignity and respect. We adhere to the protections afforded by the Constitution to assure everyone‘s rights are safeguarded. We take our responsibility to protect our diverse and inclusive community willingly and without reservation. We are sharing with you some of the initiatives the Arlington County Police Department has in place to assure that you have confidence that we will provide the level of service that is not only expected, but reflected by this community.
In the summer of 2020, the County Board asked the County Manager to lead a review of police policies and practices following national events involving policing and racial justice. The County Manager appointed a 15-member Police Practices Group (PPG) to review four key areas: Community Oversight Board, traffic enforcement, mental health services and alternative dispute resolution. PPG provided their Report and Recommendations from the Subcommittees(PDF, 747KB) to the County Manager in February 2021.
The County Manager also called for an external assessment of ACPD administrative policies and practices to ensure they align with current best practices. The report is available online, along with a transmittal letter by the County Manager.
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