The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) directs the action of its officers through the establishment of policy, procedure, and rule, as found within police “Directives.”

Directives serve as the foundation for all police operations and reinforced by training and supervision. They provide members with information to act decisively, consistently, and legally. When unusual circumstances are encountered, Directives help members identify the best course of action to follow. Directives further promote confidence and professional contact among members to ensure police members are good stewards of public trust.


HUNTSVILLE POLICE DIRECTIVES


RESPONSE TO PUBLIC SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS

Following the protests in summer 2020, the police department received lists of questions and suggestions from several different organizations related to policy, procedures, and techniques used by HPD. Those 28 questions and questions are compiled along with our responses in a document posted here.

Response to Public Safety Policy and Procedure Recommendations – July 31, 2020

  • Phone:

    256-427-7001

  • Address:

    Huntsville Police Department Office

    Public Safety Complex

    815 Wheeler Ave

    Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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  • Email:

    PoliceChief@HuntsvilleAL.gov

    Mark McMurray

    Chief of Police

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.