Management Action Recommendations

Management Action Recommendations (MARs) arise when OPA determines in the course of an investigation that an employee's actions are the result of a deficiency in SPD policy or training. The OPA Director issues a recommendation to the SPD Chief of Police to clarify or revise the SPD policy or training. SPD provides updates to OPA regarding the status of the implementation of recommendations. 

This page includes all MARs issued by the OPA Director since 2018 and the responses provided by the Chief of Police, if available. OPA will continue to post updates on the statuses and outcomes of its MARs in the sections below. Links to MARs issued between 2015-2017 are located below their related Closed Case Summary on our Closed Case Summaries page. 

RECEIVED - OPA has submitted its MAR to the SPD Chief of Police. SPD has acknowledged receipt of the MAR, but has not provided a substantive response. 

IN PROGRESS - OPA has received a response from SPD indicating any action steps to be taken in response to OPA's recommendations. 

COMPLETED-SOMEOPA considers the MAR completed. SPD implemented only a portion of the recommendations made by OPA, or addressed those recommendations in a manner not proposed by OPA. 

COMPLETED-ALL - OPA considers the MAR completed. SPD implemented all recommendations proposed by OPA. 

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION - OPA considers the MAR completed. SPD has indicated they will not be taking action on any of the recommendations made by OPA.

Management Actions

OPA submitted the following MARs to the SPD Chief of Police on the dates listed below.

Submitted on May 29, 2019

IN PROGRESS
2015OPA-0370 - Secondary Employment
2018OPA-0783 - Canine Deployment


Submitted on June 11, 2019

IN PROGRESS
2018OPA-1037 - Canine Deployment
2018OPA-0740 - Taser Application
2018OPA-1107 - Custodial Search


Submitted on June 18, 2019

IN PROGRESS
2018OPA-0172 - Canine Deployment




OPA submitted the following MARs to the SPD Chief of Police on the dates listed below.

Submitted on January 17, 2019

IN PROGRESS
2018OPA-0577 - De-Escalation/Threats of Force


Submitted on January 18, 2019

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION
2018OPA-0250 - Terry Template


Submitted on March 13, 2019

COMPLETED-ALL
2018OPA-0201 - Ferrier Warning

IN PROGRESS
2018OPA-0661 - Spit Sock Hood Screening and Reporting
2018OPA-0704 - De-Escalation/Threats of Force


Submitted on March 15, 2019

COMPLETED-ALL
2018OPA-0772 - Impact of Swatting

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION
2018OPA-0198 - Pursuit Termination

IN PROGRESS
2018OPA-0582 - Roadblocks
2018OPA-0751 - Detainee Checks
2018OPA-0872 - Taser Application

OPA submitted the following MARs to the SPD Interim Chief of Police on the dates listed below.

Submitted on April 5, 2018
As OPA works to streamline its processes and increase collaboration and transparency with SPD and other police accountability partners, this letter was an interim solution and way to consolidate correspondence for second quarter 2018 MARs. OPA and SPD will be continuing to refine our processes on reporting and tracking of MARs, so please stay tuned and be patient with us during this time of transition.

COMPLETED-ALL
2017OPA-0031 - Collision Review Board
2017OPA-0751 - In-Car Video: Following Ambulances
2017OPA-0755 - Secondary Employment at Large Events
2017OPA-0813 - Reporting Misconduct
2017OPA-0820 - DUI Training
2017OPA-1131 - In-Car Video: Following Ambulances

COMPLETED-SOME
2017OPA-0318 - Use of Force Tools: Taser

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION
2017OPA-0420 - Involvement in Vehicle Pursuits
2017OPA-0667 - High-Risk Felony Stops
2017OPA-0705 - Scheduling Training
2017OPA-0909 - De-Escalation
2017OPA-0937 - In-Car and Body-Worn Video Equipment
2017OPA-0967 - Terry Template

IN PROGRESS
2017OPA-1015 - Follow-Up Investigations


Submitted on July 2, 2018
As OPA works to streamline its processes and increase collaboration and transparency with SPD and other police accountability partners, this letter was an interim solution and way to consolidate correspondence for third quarter 2018 MARs. OPA and SPD will be continuing to refine our processes on reporting and tracking of MARs, so please stay tuned and be patient with us during this time of transition.

COMPLETED-ALL
2017OPA-1132 & 2018OPA-0053 - Searches
2017OPA-1301 & 2018OPA-0101 - Recording on Both In-Car and Body-Worn Video

COMPLETED-SOME
2017OPA-0980 & 2017OPA-1008 - Handling Evidence
2017OPA-1196 - Patrol Officer Inspections

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION

2017OPA-0511 - Social Media
2017OPA-1091 - Terry Template
2017OPA-1289 - Acting Sergeants

OPA submitted the following MARs to the SPD Interim Chief of Police on the dates listed below. 

Submitted on January 10, 2018

COMPLETED-ALL
Bias Reviews
This MAR relates to eight OPA cases (2017OPA-0938, 2017OPA-1014, 2017OPA-1016, 2017OPA-1017, 2017OPA-1018, 2017OPA-1077, 2017OPA-1079, 2017OPA-1108) where the actions taken by SPD were contrary to the policy despite officers' best efforts to abide by policy. This MAR seeks to correct several flaws in the policy including a conflict in policy as to the referral of bias allegations as serious misconduct versus a Bias Review and the unworkable subjective requirement that a Bias Review may only be completed when the sergeant can demonstrate that the matter has been resolved to the complainant's satisfaction.
Chief of Police Response - Issued February 7, 2018 


Submitted on January 25, 2018

COMPLETED-ALL
2017OPA-0571 - Specialty Unit Manuals
Chief of Police Response - Issued February 7, 2018


Submitted on March 9, 2018

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION
2016OPA-0719 - Secondary Employment: Volunteer Work
Chief of Police Response - Issued April 10, 2018

COMPLETED-DECLINED ACTION
2017OPA-0270 - In-Car Video: Exception to Stop Recording
Chief of Police Response - Issued April 10, 2018