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3-900 Special Administrative Details

3-901 FUNERAL DETAILS (03/20/02)

The MPD may provide department representation in the event of a death of an MPD officer, a retired MPD officer, or an officer from another jurisdiction if requested. The family's wishes will be followed whenever possible. (03/28/05)

Duty assignments for funerals are announced through a Personnel Order. If there is a time concern, commanders/supervisors/officers will be contacted by phone. Instructions from other agencies, if received, are not to be considered official MPD orders and should be referred back to Administration.

Only MPD officers assigned to funeral details will be allowed on-duty or compensatory time for funeral details. (03/28/05)

The MPD does not provide representation for other funerals, including, but not limited to, family members of current employees, other City employees or citizens.

3-901.1 FUNERAL DETAILS - CURRENT MPD OFFICERS - LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH (03/28/05)

In the event of a line-of-duty death of an MPD officer, the Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee shall be notified immediately to coordinate the funeral detail. The family's wishes will be followed whenever possible.

Personnel from the Police Assistance Program will coordinate counseling and other assistance to the family and members of the MPD as needed.

The Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee will determine the proper protocol.

3-901.02 FUNERAL DETAILS - CURRENT MPD OFFICERS (03/20/02)

In the event of the death of a current MPD officer, the Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee will coordinate the funeral detail. The family's wishes will be followed whenever possible. (03/28/05)

Personnel from the Police Assistance Program will coordinate counseling and other assistance to the family and members of the MPD as needed.

The Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee will determine the proper protocol. (03/28/05)

3-901.03 FUNERAL DETAILS - RETIRED MPD OFFICERS (03/20/02)

In the event of the death of a retired MPD officer, a funeral detail may be assigned, if requested by the family and the funeral service is held locally.

The Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee will coordinate the funeral detail, including contacting the family or funeral director for information. The Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee shall contact the MPD Training Unit to obtain a personnel number and is responsible for issuing the Personnel Order (MPD-3154). A copy of the Personnel Order must be forwarded to the appropriate personnel involved, Administration, MPD Human Resources, and the Training Unit. (03/28/05)

If the Honor Guard is unavailable, the MPD will generally detail a one-officer squad from each precinct. The precinct in which the funeral service will be held will usually be asked to provide a supervisor for the detail. If the family requests officers as pallbearers, six officers will be detailed.

3-901.04 FUNERAL DETAILS - OTHER (03/20/02)

In the event of an on-duty death of an officer or local official from another jurisdiction, the Deputy Chief of the Central Services Bureau or his/her designee shall coordinate duty assignments with the Honor Guard Commander or his/her designee. (03/28/05)

Generally, two officers from the Honor Guard will be assigned to these funeral details to represent the MPD.

3-902 FUNERAL INFORMATION - GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (03/20/02)

Personnel Orders involving funeral notices will only be issued when assigning personnel to funeral details.

Administrative Announcements or "All MPD" email messages may be issued/sent informing MPD employees of deaths of family members, retired MPD employees, and officers from other jurisdictions, etc., as employees may wish to express their sympathy to the family. Issuing an informational funeral Administrative Announcement or email message will be up to individual commanders. (03/28/05)

3-903 HONOR GUARD (03/20/02)

The Honor Guard will represent the Minneapolis Police Department as requested by the Chief of Police. Funeral details will be their primary duty.

The commander of the Honor Guard is responsible for coordinating the selection, training and scheduling of Honor Guard personnel. The commander or his/her designee shall also have the overall responsibility for coordinating other MPD activities related to their assigned details. (03/28/05)

Honor Guard officers must wear the full Honor Guard uniform for all official Honor Guard details.

3-904 COLOR GUARD (03/20/02)

Requests for the Color Guard must be made in writing to the Chief of Police. If approved, the commander of the Color Guard will coordinate the Color Guard detail.

The Color Guard may be used for line-of-duty deaths of MPD officers. (03/28/05)

3-905 POLICE BAND (03/20/02)

Requests for the Police Band must be made in writing to the Chief of Police. If approved, the Bandmaster will coordinate the Police Band detail.

3-906 DRILLS AND CEREMONIES (03/20/02)

Officers assembling into ranks for drills or ceremonies shall arrange themselves according to height so that the tallest officers occupy the right of each line. Division of rank will be by line with the highest rank to the front of the assembly. When closing uneven lines, the officers of higher rank shall be to the left of the line.

If the Honor Guard is present, they will coordinate the drill or ceremony. The Honor Guard may be contacted for general advice.

Last updated Jun 21, 2013