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Domestic Disturbance
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.

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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).)

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This information may be made available in alternative formats. For assistance please contact the City’s LEP Coordinator at 952-895-4471.


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.

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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.

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