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SENATE BILL 978
Commencing January 1, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires law enforcement agencies to "conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites" all "current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials" that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (PRA).
Below, you will find links to documents in compliance with Senate Bill 978. You will also find other documents related to professional accountability within in our organization as part of our continued effort to remain truly transparent and open.
The entire Burbank Police Department Policy Manual is available on this website for public review.
Please note, the Burbank Police Department Policy Manual is a living document, which is subject to regular revisions and updates based on legislative changes, case law, and identified best practices. The online version of this manual posted on the Burbank Police Department website will be reviewed annually to ensure any revisions/updates from the previous year are contained in the online version.
To view a reference guide on the current Burbank Police Department Use of Force Policy, CLICK HERE.
To read the current Burbank Police Department Use of Force Policy (#300), CLICK HERE.
To read the Burbank Police Department Policy related to Automatic License Plate Readers (Policy #462), CLICK HERE.
To read the entire Burbank Police Department Policy Manual, CLICK HERE.
To read the Burbank Police Department Employee Duty Manual, CLICK HERE.
To read a letter from Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse regarding policies and practices of the Burbank Police Department, CLICK HERE.
EDUCATION & TRAINING MATERIALS
To view documents related to current and archived training and education materials, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to view the 2020 to 2022 Burbank Police Department Strategic Plan.
2019 Burbank Police Community Study Final Report
2017 Burbank Police Community Study Final Report
OIR Group has contracted with the City of Burbank to conduct regular audits of the Burbank Police Department, focusing on internal affairs investigations and uses of force. OIR Group's audit is intended to assess the quality and objectivity of the internal investigations and the robustness of the internal review process. OIR Group presents its evaluation of these processes in a public report that is presented to City Council and the Police Commission.
→ Click Here to view the audit report for 2019
Click Here to read the Burbank Police Department Administration's responses to the recommendations made in the 2019 audit report.
→ Click Here to view the audit report for 2018
Click Here to read the Burbank Police Department Administration's responses to the recommendations made in the 2018 audit report.
→ Click Here to view the audit report for 2017
Click Here to read the Burbank Police Department Adminstration's responses to the recommendations made in the 2017 audit report.
→ Click Here to view the audit report from October 2016
→ Click Here to view the audit report from July 2015
→ Click Here to view the audit report from October 2013
→ Click Here to view the initial audit report from October 2012.
ANNUAL BIAS-BASED POLICING REVIEW
In accordance with CALEA Standard 1.2.9, the Burbank Police Department conducts an annual administrative review of cases involving allegations of bias-based, racial profiling, or disciminatory practices by police department members. The Burbank Police Department's Bias-Based Policing policy (#402) defines Bias-based policing as, "An inappropriate reliance on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, economic status, age, cultural group, disability or affiliation with any non-criminal group (protected characteristics) as the basis for providing differing law enforcement service or enforcement." (Penal Code 13519.4)
→ Click Here to read the 2019 Bias-Based Policing Administrative Review report
→ Click Here to read the 2020 Bias-Based Policing Administrative Review report