SB 978 Policies, Practices, and Operating Procedures
After the passage of Senate Bill 978 (2018), the law requires that law enforcement agencies make their current standards, policies, practices, and education & training materials available on the Internet for public viewing. Note: the policies and training materials listed below do not include information that is not otherwise available through the California Public Records Act.
Arcata Police Department Policies
The Arcata Police Department has numerous policies that guide its employees in their duties enhancing safety in our community. Policies are based on policing best practices, current legal standards and community safety needs. The department strives to achieve the upmost transparency in providing public safety services to the community. Department policies ensure that the community has the opportunity to be well informed and that our police officers receive the most up to date guidance available in policing. We believe placing these policies in a location easily accessible to the community helps broaden communication and increase community trust.