This manual is an official publication of the Arlington Police Department. It is issued with the authority of the Chief of Police and contains the policies and regulations for this Department. These policies and regulations are established to guide and direct personnel in carrying out their duties and responsibilities. What follows in these chapters are the standing rules and guidelines of this organization. These are not all inclusive and employees are further expected to follow their oath of office, the current professional standards of police training as they know or should have known, and the ethical standards of the law enforcement profession. Violations of any of the policies, procedures or regulations contained in this manual may be grounds for disciplinary action.