Department Policies

Military Equipment

As of January 1, 2022, Government Codes § 7070, § 7071, and § 7072 require each law enforcement agency’s governing body to adopt a written military equipment use policy by ordinance in a public forum, in order to continue the use of the acquired military equipment. The Irwindale Police Department is providing the following information to our community:

  • Establish a concern or complaint process. The Irwindale Police Department always has had a means for the public to submit complaints online or in-person. Further information is also available by viewing the Irwindale Police Department Policy Manual, specifically the Personnel Complaints Section.
  • Members of the public may also register complaints or concerns or submit questions about the use of each specific type of military equipment by contacting the Military Equipment Coordinator via email.  These complaints, concerns, or questions will be promptly responded to absent extraordinary circumstances.
  • Prepare an Annual Report to include the use of military equipment, any complaints received, any internal audits or other information about violations of the Irwindale Police Department Military Policy §705, the cost of such use, and other similar information. This webpage will be utilized for distribution of any updates to the above materials as well as the Military Equipment Annual Report. The first Annual Report will be distributed in the first quarter of 2024.

In compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 481, a copy of the Irwindale Police Department Military Equipment Policy (PDF) (revised October 24, 2022) is available for public review

 

Questions regarding the Irwindale Police Department’s Military Equipment program can be directed to the Military Equipment Administrator at (626) 430-2238 or via email.

Automated License Plater Reader (ALPR) Policy

The Irwindale Police Department has utilized Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) systems to locate stolen vehicles and wanted persons associated with known vehicles. The Irwindale Police Department stores all data records associated with the ALPR program on secure servers. It is the policy of the Irwindale Police Department to utilize ALPR technology to capture and store digital license plate data and images while recognizing the established privacy rights of the public. The Irwindale Police Department has strict guidelines and policies regarding the use, storage, dissemination, and retention of ALPR records.

In compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 34, a copy of the Irwindale Police Department ALPR Policy (PDF) (revised March 30, 2020) is available for public review (Civil Code 1798.90.51).

Questions regarding the Irwindale Police Department’s ALPR program can be directed to the ALPR Administrator at (626) 430-2238 or via email.

Field Training Officer (FTO) Manual

In compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 978, a copy of the Irwindale Police Department Field Training Officer Manual (PDF) (revised June 1, 2020) is available for public review (Penal Code Section 13650).

Disclaimer: The Irwindale Police Department’s Field Training Officer Manual is current as of the date indicated. It is a living document that is subject to constant change, however. New laws, court decisions, City Council policies, new methodologies and other factors dictate the need for a continual review of this manual, initiating revisions where necessary and appropriate. As changes occur, the most current manual will be posted on our website in a timely manner.

Questions regarding the Irwindale Police Department’s Field Training Officer Manual can be directed to the Chief of Police at (626) 430-2236 or via email.

Personnel Complaint Policy and Personnel Complaint Form

The Irwindale Police Department takes seriously all complaints regarding the service provided by the Department and the conduct of its members.

The Department will accept and address all complaints of misconduct in accordance with department policy and applicable federal, state and local law, municipal and county rules and the requirements of any collective bargaining agreements.

It is also the policy of this department to ensure that the community can report misconduct without concern for reprisal or retaliation.

Citizens wishing to make a complaint about the conduct of any department member are encouraged to do so in writing using the following form. Complaints will also be accepted orally, either in person or on the telephone. 

View the department’s Personnel Complaint Policy (PDF) (Penal Code 832.4)

Download the Personnel Complaint Form (PDF) (Penal Code 832.4)

On Duty Watch Commander Phone Number: (626) 430-2242

Police Department Policy Manual

In compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 978, a copy of the Irwindale Police Department Policy Manual (PDF) (revised December 28, 2022) is available for public review (Penal Code Section 13650).

Disclaimer: The Irwindale Police Department’s policy manual is current as of the date indicated. It is a living document that is subject to constant change, however. New laws, court decisions, City Council policies, new methodologies and other factors dictate the need for a continual review of these policies, initiating revisions where necessary and appropriate. As changes occur, the most current policies will be posted on our website in a timely manner.

Questions regarding the Irwindale Police Department’s Policy Manual can be directed to the Chief of Police at (626) 430-2236 or via email.