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Atlanta Police Department

Policy Manual










Special Order



Effective Date

October 1, 2008




Written Directive Update
October 2008


Applicable To: All employees

Approval Authority:  Chief Richard J. Pennington

Signature:  Signed by RJP

Date Signed:  9/26/08


  Table of Contents    

1.          PURPOSE  PAGEREF _Toc211093570 \h 1

2.          POLICY   PAGEREF _Toc211093571 \h 1

3.          RESPONSIBILITIES  PAGEREF _Toc211093572 \h 1

4.          ACTION  PAGEREF _Toc211093573 \h 1

4.1           New Directive  PAGEREF _Toc211093574 \h 1

4.1.1        APD.SO.08.08 Weapons Mounted Lights  PAGEREF _Toc211093575 \h 1


4.2           Updated Directives  PAGEREF _Toc211093576 \h 1

4.2.1        APD.SOP.1031 Forms Management PAGEREF _Toc211093577 \h 1

4.2.2        APD.SOP.2081 Training Reimbursement  . . . PAGEREF _Toc211093578 \h 2

5.          DEFINITIONS  PAGEREF _Toc211093579 \h 2

6.          CANCELLATIONS  PAGEREF _Toc211093580 \h 2

7.          REFERENCES  PAGEREF _Toc211093581 \h 2



1.               PURPOSE      


This order summarizes revised directives.  The full text to all current directives can be found on the Horizon intranet site at “http://horizon”. 


2.               POLICY


The Atlanta Police Department will keep its written directives up to date and promptly notify affected employees.


3.               RESPONSIBILITIES


Bureau, division, and section commanders will implement these changes in their commands, making sure that affected employees are notified.


4.               ACTION


4.1              New Directive


4.1.1           APD.SO.08.08 Weapons Mounted Lights


1.    This directive addresses training and issuance of weapon-mounted light systems for the Smith and Wesson Model M&P 40.40 caliber pistol.            


4.2              Updated Directives


4.2.1           APD.SOP.1031 Forms Management


Sections 4.1.3, 4.2 and 4.2.1 were added to state:


4.1.3           Special attention will be given to the layout of the form to ensure design guidelines are met.


4.2             Numbering System       


4.2.1           Issuing of numbers


1.         The Planning and Research/Accreditation Unit will issue all form numbers in the following format:  “Form APD. XXX.”          


2.         The approval authority will request in writing from the Planning and Research/Accreditation Unit that a form number be assigned to the form.


3.         The Planning and Research /Accreditation Unit will reply to the approval authority with the electronic version of the form, along with the corresponding form number attached.


4.2.2           APD.SOP.2081 Training Reimbursement and Collection Procedure


1.    Section 3.2 was revised to change the Personnel Service Unit commander to the MSO director.


2.    Section 4.4 was revised to add that if the initial check of P.O.S.T. records does not disclose the former APD Officer is employed by another law enforcement agency in Georgia, the MSO director will run biannual status checks until the two year time requirement expires on each affected former employee. 


5.               DEFINITIONS




6.               CANCELLATIONS




7.               REFERENCES