1. Training and Conduct
  2. Equipment
  3. Community

Bias-Based Policing

The Burnsville Police Department is committed to providing law enforcement services to the community with due regard for the racial, cultural or other differences of those served. It is the policy of this department to provide law enforcement services and to enforce the law equally, fairly, objectively and without discrimination toward any individual or group

Bias-Based Policing Policy (PDF)

Fitness For Duty

All officers are required to be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition that might adversely affect the exercise of peace officer duties. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all officers of this department remain fit for duty and able to perform their job functions. Basic human performance evaluations are used as a testing tool for this assessment (e.g., lifting, pushing, crawling, running, stair climbing, fence climbing, etc.).

Fitness for Duty Policy (PDF)

Standards of Conduct

The continued employment or appointment of every member of the Burnsville Police Department shall be based on conduct that reasonably conforms to the guidelines set forth herein. Failure to meet the guidelines set forth in this policy, whether on- or off-duty, may be cause for disciplinary action.

Standards of Conduct Policy (PDF)


It is the policy of this department to administer a training program that will meet the standards of POST continuing education and provide for the professional growth and continued development of its personnel. By doing so, the Department seeks to ensure its personnel possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a professional level of service that meets the needs of the public.

Training Policy (PDF)

Use of Force

While there is no way to specify the exact amount or type of reasonable force to be applied in any situation, every member of this department is expected to use these guidelines to make such decisions in a professional, impartial and reasonable manner.

Use of Force Policy (PDF)