Conducting Stakeouts

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for conducting stakeouts that will facilitate safe, effective enforcement.

Stakeouts are an important police tactic to use in anticipation of enforcement actions against criminal suspects who may be armed and have a propensity for violence. Stakeout operations are inherently dangerous, and officers assigned to these duties shall be familiar with and adhere to department policy and procedures designed to ensure the safest possible environment for officers and the public alike.

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