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Policies and Training Materials

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The City of Manhattan Beach is committed to open and transparent government and provides public records in accordance with the California Public Records Act. The Manhattan Beach Police Department continuously strives to be a progressive leader among law enforcement agencies. The department wants to ensure useful public information is accessible for review and use by members of the public.  Access to public records is an important priority for us as we believe that public trust is essential to good community policing strategies and maintaining accountability.  Blue light flasher atop of a police car

Providing information online about the way we work and the policies that govern us is just one of the Police Department’s transparency initiatives. The ability to readily access public information encourages inclusion, keeps residents better informed about Police Department operations, and encourages them to help us keep the community safe. 

We want to ensure that useful information about the Police Department can be easily found with a click of a button. Check back as more information is added in the future.  

Manhattan Beach Police Department Policies

Police Department Policy Manual
Manhattan Beach Police Department Policy Manual (PDF)

Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) Privacy Policy
ALPR Privacy Policy (PDF)

Body Worn Audio and Video Policy
Body Worn Audio and Video Policy (PDF)

 Manhattan Beach Police Department Training Materials

Arrest and Control 
Arrest and Control Expanded Course Outline (PDF)
Arrest and Control Safety Guidelines (PDF)

Driver Training
Driver Training Expanded Course Outline (PDF)

Emergency Vehicle
Emergency Vehicle Operations Safety Guidelines (PDF)

Tactical Firearms Expanded Course Outline (PDF)
Tactical Firearms Safety Guidelines (PDF)

Pursuit Immobilization Technique (P.I.T)
Pursuit Immobilization Technique Expanded Course Outline (PDF)
Pursuit Immobilization Technique Safety Guidelines (PDF)

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