Department Policies

This page provides all of the policies of the Manheim Township Police Department.  This manual is a living document that is subject to constant change.  New laws, court decisions, new methodologies, and other factors dictate the need for continual review, initiating revisions where necessary and appropriate.  Our policies continue to meet the standards The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC), which ensures that our policy manual is current and that we are committed to best practices. 

It is recognized that no set of policies and procedures, no matter how complete, can hope to address all the situations that may be encountered.  This policy manual serves as a guideline, and should be employed with sound reason, judgment and discretion.

Our full policy manual contains information on staffing levels, deployment, response tactics, and other items which are considered to be law enforcement sensitive.  Releasing such information could put officers and the general public at risk.  Therefore, some policies have been redacted and others simply not-published. 


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PDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.1.1 Oath of Office & Code of EthicsPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.1 Legal Authority DefinedPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.2 Constitutional RequirementsPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.3 Search and SeizurePDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.4 Physical ArrestsPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.8 Strip and / or Body Cavity SearchesPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.3.1 Use of ForcePDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 12.1.2 Command Protocol and CommunicationPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 12.2.1 Written DirectivesPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 32.1.1 Selection ProcessPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 33.1.1 TrainingPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 17.1.1 Fiscal Management and Agency PropertyPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 22.3.4 Off-Duty and Extra-Duty EmploymentPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 26.1.1 Code of Conduct & Appearance GuidelinesPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 26.1.3 Sexual and Improper HarassmentPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 1.2.9 Bias-Based ProfilingPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 33.4.1 Recruit and Field TrainingPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 46.2.1 Special Operations / SERTPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 41.1.3 Bicycle PatrolPDF icon ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT ROLE ||| 41.1.4 Canine UnitPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 41.2.1 Routine and Emergency Call ResponsePDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 41.3.5 Body ArmorPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 46.1.1 Unusual Occurrences and Critical IncidentsPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 52.1.1 Internal AffairsPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 61.1.1 Traffic EnforcementPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 41.3.8 In-Car CamerasPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 70.1.1 Prisoner TransportPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 74.1.1 Legal Process ProceduresPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 84.1.1 Property and Evidence ControlPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 41.2.7 Mental Illness and Intellectual DisabilitiesPDF icon STANDARDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT FUNCTIONS ||| 42.2.11 Eyewitness IdentificationsPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 72.1.1 Detention AreaPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 42.2.10 Temporary Holding AreasPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 81.1.1 CommunicationsPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 82.1.1 Records Management & Field ReportingPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 83.1.1 24-Hour Availability of Specialized PersonnelPDF icon STANDARDS FOR STAFF SUPPORT RESPONSIBILITIES ||| 22.3.1 Physical Fitness and Wellness ProgramsPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 61.2.1 Vehicle Crash InvestigationPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 41.2.2 Vehicle PursuitsPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 41.2.6 Missing PersonsPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 82.6.1 FingerprintingPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 55.1.1 Victim and Witness AssistancePDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 44.6.1 Child AbusePDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 44.1.1 Juvenile OperationsPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 42.5.1 Sexually Violent PredatorsPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 95.1.1 Protection From Abuse Orders and Domestic ViolencePDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 82.1.9 Pennsylvania Right to Know ActPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 95.1.2 Protection of Victims of Sexual Violence or IntimidationPDF icon PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL MANDATES ||| 83.2.1 Evidence Collection and PreservationPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 1.1.4 Consular Notification for Foreign NationalsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 1.2.6 Discretion and Alternatives to ArrestPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 2.1.1 Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual AidPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 3.1.1 Contractual AgreementsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 11.1.1 Department Organizational StructurePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 11.3.1 Authority and ResponsibilityPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 11.4.1 Administrative Reports and Agency FormsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 15.1.1 Planning and ResearchPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 15.2.1 Goals and ObjectivesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 15.3.1 Crime AnalysisPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 16.2.1 Specialized AssignmentsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 21.2.2 Job DescriptionsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.1 Sick TimePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.2 Light DutyPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.3 Employee Support ServicesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.4 Line-Of-Duty Deaths and Serious InjuriesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.6 Employee Assistance ProgramPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 22.2.8 Military Deployment and ReintegrationPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 23.1.1 Family & Medical Leave, Unpaid Medical Leave of Absence, and Americans with Disabilities ActPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 24.1.1 Collective BargainingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 25.1.1 Grievance ProceduresPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 26.3.1 Use of Social MediaPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 26.4.1 CommendationsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 31.1.1 RecruitmentPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 33.1.9 Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center Firing RangePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 35.1.1 Employee Performance EvaluationPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.1.1 Patrol StaffingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.1.2 Shift BriefingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.2.4 Notification ProceduresPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.3.1 Patrol VehiclesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.3.7 Information Technology SystemsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.4.1 Automated License Plate ReaderPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.5.1 Ambulance Calls & Communicable DiseasesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.5.2 Bank Robbery ResponsePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.5.4 Community PolicingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.6.1 Airport SecurityPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 41.7.1 Tow ServicesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 42.1.1 Criminal Investigations - AdministrationPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 42.1.6 Criminal IntelligencePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 42.2.1 Criminal Investigations - OperationsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 42.2.8 Identity TheftPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 42.2.15 Electronic Recording of InterviewsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 44.2.4 School Liaison Program (School Resource Officers)PDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 44.5.1 School District Memorandums of UnderstandingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 45.1.1 Crime Prevention and Community InvolvementPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 46.5.1 Response to an Active Shooting IncidentPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 46.5.2 Law Enforcement Strike TeamPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 46.6.1 Armory and Special Equipment (Restricted Area)PDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 48.1.1 Judicial ProceedingsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 53.1.1 Line and Staff InspectionsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 54.1.1 Public Information and News ReleasesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 61.3.1 Traffic Engineering & PlanningPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 61.3.2 Traffic Direction and ControlPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 61.3.3 Traffic EscortsPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 61.3.4 Uniformed Civilian Police AidesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 61.4.1 Traffic and Ancillary ServicesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 82.4.1 CLEAN and NCICPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 82.4.2 Media ProtectionPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 82.5.1 Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET)PDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 82.6.2 Mobile Fingerprint Identification DevicePDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 83.2.2 DNA Collection and PreservationPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 83.3.1 Evidence HandlingPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 92.1.1 Police Station SecurityPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 92.2.1 Persons Recording Police EmployeesPDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 96.1.1 Naloxone (Narcan)PDF icon MISCELLANEOUS ||| 97.1.1 Special Needs Registry Program