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Mayor Purzycki, Chief Tracy Share Additional Sections of the WPD Policy and Procedures Manual

Post Date:06/24/2020 3:30 PM

The use of force policy was released this month as the initial step in the City’s pledge to make policing policies public and support racial justice reforms

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, who has pledged additional transparency regarding public review of City policing policies and support for racial justice initiatives, is today releasing additional sections of the Wilmington Police Department’s Policy and Procedures Manual.
 
Earlier this month, the Mayor and Police Chief Robert J. Tracy released the WPD Use of Force Policy for public review. Today, the sections of the manual being released are Chapters One, Five, Seven, and Eight. These sections relate generally to the organization of the police department, duties, and responsibilities; probation, resignation, retirement, and reinstatement; procedures; general conduct; and the administration of discipline.
 
These and other portions of the WPD Policy and Procedures Manual, as they are released, can be accessed at this link to the Wilmington Police Department’s (WPD) webpage. Mayor Purzycki and Chief Tracy said the ongoing process of public review of policing policies is an effort to create more transparency and understanding of policing and therefore promote more support and cooperation among City police officers and residents.
 
“We will continue to support reforms that are focused on promoting more mutual respect and understanding, and adopt policies and actions that produce racial justice,” said Mayor Purzycki. 
 

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John Rago
Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Communications
Mobile: (302) 420-7928
Email:jrago@WilmingtonDE.gov

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