Domestic Disturbance is criminal conduct. It is the policy of the Burnsville Police Department to stress enforcement of criminal laws related to domestic abuse, the protection of the victim and the availability of civil remedies and community resources. This includes the arrest of domestic abuse offenders when there is probable cause to believe an offense has occurred, as defined in the Domestic Abuse Act, Minn. Stat. 51B.01.
It is the policy of the Burnsville Police Department that all members make personal and professional commitments to equal enforcement of the law and equal service to the public. Confidence in this commitment will increase the effectiveness of this department in protecting and serving the entire community and recognizing the dignity of all persons, regardless of their immigration status.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Services
It is the policy of the Burnsville Police Department to take every reasonable step to ensure timely and accurate communication and access to all individuals regardless of national origin or primary language. (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C 3789d; Exec. Order No. 13,166, 65 Fed. Reg. 50,121 (Aug. 16, 2000).) Read the full policy (PDF)
- Minnesota Office of Justice Programs
Help for crime victims, which provides assistance in English, Español, Somali and Hmong
Portable Audio/Video & Body-Worn Camera Policy
Portable audio/video recording devices include all recording systems whether body-worn, handheld or integrated
into portable equipment.The Burnsville Police Department has equipped uniformed officers with Mobile Video Recording (MVR) systems to document events during the course of an incident. This policy provides guidance on the use and management of the systems and the recorded media.
Minnesota Statute 13.825 (Portable Recording Systems) defines policies regarding data classification, retention, access and more.
Use of Drones
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that all drone/unmanned aircraft operators - even those only using recreationally - to register with their office. Click to learn more.
In addition, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) requires that any drones/unmanned aircraft that have FAA-issued N-Numbers be registered with the state Office of Aeronautics. Registration with MnDOT is not required for unmanned aircraft operated solely for recreational use - but all users must still register with the FAA. Click to learn more.
Vehicle Pursuit Policy
Vehicle pursuits expose innocent citizens, law enforcement officers and fleeing violators to the risk of serious injury or death. The primary purpose of this policy is to provide officers with guidance in balancing the safety of the public and themselves against law enforcement's duty to apprehend violators of the law. With this in mind, the Burnsville Police Department seeks to limit motor vehicle pursuits to instances involving only serious offenses against persons.