As a professional policing organization, the Fitchburg Police Department is committed to continuous improvement and alignment with contemporary standards and best practices. In an effort to continue delivering a high level of service to our community, we have determined a thorough review and update of our policy and procedure is a top priority for our department. A well-developed policy manual provides a set of expectations for department members and better informs the community we serve.
Maintaining and reviewing a policy manual is a resource-intensive effort that involves monitoring legal updates, training and standards updates, and more. Our department is working with Lexipol, a vendor that specializes in this work, to facilitate this policy review and update over the course of this year. The updated policy and procedure manual will assist in our goal of becoming an accredited law enforcement agency. One of the most important pieces of this process is the inclusion of the community we serve. Over the last year, we have shared many of these policies for feedback. We appreciate the feedback we have recevied.
We are currently in the process of implementing our policy manual which includes distributing the policies to our personnel and conducting training on them.
Once all polices have been implemented, they will be posted and accessible on our website.