6700.1500 STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR LICENSEES.
This part is adopted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 626.843, subdivision 1, clause (e); section 626.845, subdivision 1, clause (i); and chapter 214.
Nothing in parts 6700.0100 to 6700.1800 shall preclude or prevent any agency, political subdivision, civil service commission, or other appointing authority from publishing and enforcing rules, policies, or procedures which are more comprehensive than those minimum statewide standards set forth hereinafter. The responsibility for enforcing any rules, policies, or procedures which are more comprehensive than the following minimum standards of conduct remains with the promulgating agency, political subdivision, commission, or appointing authority.
The board believes that in order for the public to have confidence in the integrity and ability of law enforcement, it is paramount that peace officers demonstrate that they are capable of self-regulation. The board further believes that internal discipline is properly a function of the appointing authority and its political subdivision. These standards of conduct relate to licensure only and violations thereof do not enlarge on a peace officer's civil or criminal liability in any way.