3.290 - Pre-Service/In-Service and Specialized Training

Effective Date: 10/23/2003

POLICY

All employees shall receive necessary training for the completion of their assigned duties. This will include both pre-service and in-service training.

I. Sworn Employees

A. Sworn employees transferred into certain specialized units must receive job-specific training prior to beginning the specialized assignment when practical, or as soon as possible after assignment to a specialized unit.

B. Assignments requiring this pre-service training include but are not limited to:

• DUI Squad

• Motorcycle Squad

• SWAT

• Harbor Unit

• Canine Unit

• Mounted Patrol Unit

• Bicycle Squad

• Arson and Bomb Squad

• Polygraph Unit

C. The Education & Training Section shall administer some specialized training, while other specialized training shall require outside training courses.

D. Unit Captains are responsible for developing on going training for unit members, and shall forward records of training conducted to the Education & Training Section annually.

E. The Department shall provide all sworn personnel annual retraining. The training may include but is not necessarily limited to: firearms and use of force; diversity and ethics training; emergency vehicle operation; defensive tactics; first aid and legal updates.

II. non-sworn Employees

A non-sworn employees hired for or transferred to specialized positions must receive job-specific training prior to beginning the specialized assignment when practical, or as soon as possible after assignment to a specialized unit.

B. Positions requiring specialized pre-service training are:

• Legal Advisors

• Latent Print Examiners

• Data Technicians

• Dispatchers

• Parking Enforcement Officers

• Victim Advocates

• Information Technicians

C. The City of Seattle Training and Development Unit shall administer some specialized training, while other specialized positions shall require outside training courses or college degrees.

D. Unit Managers are responsible for developing on going training for unit members and shall document all training for each unit member including specialized pre-service and in-service training.

E. The following non-sworn positions require documented in service training, which the department will provide:

• Legal Advisors

• Data Technicians

• Dispatchers