Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Galveston Police Department's Policy Review Forum. As part of our ongoing mission to enhance transparency, the Galveston Police Department has posted a working draft of its policies for public review and comment. The comment period will remain open from Friday, October 9 through Friday, October 23.
Select policies will not be published due to the sensitive nature of the information. The policies excluded are Crisis Response Unit (SWAT Operations), Hostage and Barricade Incidents, Response to Bomb Calls, Rapid Response and Deployment, and Informants.
When the comment period closes, GPD and the City Attorney will review and consider your comments before finalizing the policy manual.
Click on the links below to review the most recent policy drafts. We invite you to share your suggestions and look forward to your feedback. Please assist us with the research process by providing a source, legal basis, or agency currently using the recommendation. Also, you must include which section and chapter your comment covers. To submit a public comment, please complete the form here: https://forms.galvestontx.gov/Forms/GPDPublicComment
Galveston Police Department Policy Manual
Section 1 - Law Enforcement Role and Authority
Section 2 - Organization and Administration
Section 3 - General Operations
Section 4 - Patrol Operations
Section 5 - Traffic Operations
Section 6 - Investigation Operations
Section 7 - Equipment