Chief Clark on Policy

Good policy is the foundation for public safety operations. It is a critical component that ensures fairness, consistency, and provides guidance for police response. BIPD policies are based on national standards and best practices, comply with state and federal laws, and comply with court rulings. Our policy manual is continuously reviewed and updated and the practices of the department are reviewed for compliance with those policies.

In response to requests from the members of the Bainbridge community, the link below will guide you to the newest version of BIPD’s policy manual, released on 6-7-21. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or want more information. My contact information is in the right margin.

BIPD Policy-Manual

Joseph N. Clark, Jr. - Chief of Police