General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 5/21/2014
Title 1 - Department Administration
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Human Resources
Title 5 - Employee Conduct
Title 6 - Arrests, Search and Seizure
Title 7 - Evidence and Property
Title 8 - Use of Force
Title 9 - Equipment and Uniforms
Title 10 - Police Facilities & Security
Title 11 - Detainee Management
Title 12 - Department Information Systems
Title 13 - Vehicle Operations
Title 14 - Emergency Operations
Title 15 - Primary Investigation
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 8/15/2012
This policy applies to any item of value received by an employee in the course of their duties.
a. Several gift/gratuity situations are prohibited.
- Soliciting or receiving any thing of monetary value that would, to a reasonable person, appear to have been accepted with the intent to give or obtain special consideration or influence.
- Using or attempting to use their official position for a purpose that is for the private benefit of the Department employee or any other person.
- Soliciting or accepting any gift or gratuity from other Department employees if such items would adversely affect the actions of the employee in connection with police operations.
- Offering or agreeing to purchase any item of private property from a non-criminal justice employee, when the contact with the owner or agent of the owner is as a result of the employee performing his/her Department duties, without Department approval. This prohibition to purchase specifically includes firearms and real property.
- Becoming financially or otherwise indebted to any other employee to the extent that work performance is affected.
- Soliciting any personal notoriety and/or award or soliciting or accepting any reward for services rendered incident to their position or duty as an employee of the Department.
- Soliciting or accepting free admission to the theaters and other places of amusement for themselves or others, except in the line of duty.
b. Employees receiving prohibited gifts or gratuities are required to report and document such items.
- See 5.020-PRO-1
Gifts motivated by a family or personal relationship (and not due to the recipient’s status as a police officer).
a. Retains the item(s) until a decision is made regarding their ultimate disposition.