SPD Policies and Procedures for Community Review and Feedback

It is important that the Sebastopol Police Department’s policies and procedures be reviewed continuously in order to comply with new or updated legislation. Additionally, the continuous review of our policies and procedures allows for increased efficiency and the utilization of best practices. The Sebastopol Police Department Policy Manual can be viewed at SPD Policy Manual (Rev. 04/2022).
Additionally, the following policies, which are incorporated into the Sebastopol Police Department Policy Manual during each update, are posted in compliance with legislative action that may require their own unique posting:
Policy 705 – Governing Body Specific Equipment Approval (Sebastopol Municipal Code 8.70)

Finally, feedback from our community is important to us, and we would like to provide our community with the opportunity to review proposed policies and procedures that we are considering. Anytime SPD proposes a new or updated policy or procedure, we will post the proposed policy or procedure to this section of our website for a minimum of 30 days for review, unless an exigency exists. If you would like to provide feedback, please email to 
rnelson@sebpd.com and note the specific section(s) of the policy or procedure you are referring 
to in your email.

Ron Nelson / Chief of Police

6850 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707-829-4400
Fax: 707-829-0967


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