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General Policy Information

Preface

About and Contact

Audit, Policy & Research Unit Manual

Code of Ethics

Mission Statement and Priorities

Recently Updated

Cross Reference

Latest Revision Date: 10/15/2014

Title 1 - Department Administration

1.010 - Authority and Jurisdiction

1.020 - Chain of Command

1.030 - Department Span of Control Chart

1.040 - Budget

1.050 - Grants

1.060 - Consultant Contract Administration

1.070 - Training

1.080 - Inspection and Audits

1.090 - Ticket Chain of Custody

1.100 - Ticket Audits

1.110 - Media Relations

Title 2 - Department Employment

2.020 - Appointments and Probation

2.030 - Retirements and Separations

2.050 - Collective Bargaining and Contract Management

2.060 - Grievances

2.070 - Performance Evaluations

Title 3 - Employee Welfare

3.035 - Reasonable Accommodation (ADA)

3.040 – Airborne Pathogens Control

3.045 - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control

3.050 - Coordinating Officer Fatalities

3.070 - Performance Mentoring Program

3.080 - Travel Training System

3.090 - Employee Recognition Awards Program

3.170 - Honoring Those Killed in the Line of Duty

3.270 - Police Charity Committee

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

3.330 - Workplace Safety

3.340 - Employee Involvement Committees_JLMC

Title 4 - Human Resources

4.000 - Employee Move Tracking System (EMT)

4.005 - Police Employee Data System (PEDS)

4.010 - Employee Time Off

4.015 - Restricted Time Off for a Pre-Planned Event

4.020 - Reporting and Recording Overtime/Out of Classification Pay

4.030 - Jury Duty

4.040 - Sick Leave

4.050 - On-Duty Illness or Injury

4.060 - Long Term Disability Benefits

4.070 - Limited Duty Assignments

4.080 - Pregnancy

4.090 - Leave of Absence Without Pay

4.100 – Family and Medical Leave

4.110 - Sick Leave Donation

4.120 - Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Leave

4.130 - Military Leave

4.140 - Military Spouse/Domestic Partner Leave

4.150 - Funeral Leave

Title 5 - Employee Conduct

5.001 - Standards and Duties

5.002 - Responsibilities of Employees Concerning Complaints of Possible Misconduct

5.010 - Civil Actions

5.020 - Gifts and Gratuities

5.030 - Criminal Case Testimony

5.040 - EEO Complaints and Investigations

5.060 - Employee Political Activity

5.090 - Operations Bureau General Personnel Matters

5.100 - Operations Bureau Individual Responsibilities

5.120 - Secondary Employment

5.130 - Supervisor/Employee Relationships

5.140 - Bias-Free Policing

Bias-Free Policing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

5.150 - Use of Private Vehicles for City Business

5.160 - Citizen Observation of Officers

5.170 - Alcohol and Substance Use

5.175 - Critical Incident Stress Management Communications

5.190 - Court Appearances and Legal Proceedings

5.200 - Americans With Disabilities Act

Title 6 - Arrests, Search and Seizure

6.010 - Reporting Arrests and Detentions

6.020 - Arrests and Detentions of Foreign Nationals

6.030 - Body Cavity Searches

6.060 - Collection of Information for Law Enforcement Purposes

6.120 - Impounding Vehicles

6.130 - Informant Management

6.135 - Cooperating Witnesses

6.140 - Locating a Cell Phone during an Emergency

6.150 - Advising Persons of Right to Counsel and Miranda

6.180 - Searches-General

6.181 - Performing Inventory Searches

6.185 - Search Warrants

6.210 - Strip Searches

6.220 - Voluntary Contacts and Terry Stops

6.250 - Use of Non-SPD Canines

6.280 - Warrant Arrests

6.290 - Juvenile Investigations and Arrests

Title 7 - Evidence and Property

7.010 - Submitting Evidence

7.020 - Found Property

7.030 - Firearms & Shell Casings

7.040 - Dangerous or Hazardous Evidence

7.050 - Checking Out Evidence for Court

7.060 - Releasing Evidence

7.070 - Converting Evidence for Department Use

7.080 - Money Evidence

7.090 - Photographic Evidence

7.100 - Fingerprint Evidence

7.110 - Recorded Statements

7.120 - Narcotics Evidence

7.130 – Narcotics Training Aid and Investigative Use Drug Property Release

7.140 – Firearm Training Aid and Investigative Use

7.150 - Non-Detainee Property for Safekeeping

Title 8 - Use of Force

8.000 - Use of Force Core Principles

8.050 - Use of Force Definitions

8.100 - Using Force

8.200 - Use of Force Tools

8.300 - Use of Force Reporting and Investigation

Use of Force Public Safety Statement Card

Investigating Supervisor Scene Guide

Investigating Supervisor Precinct Guide

Investigating Supervisor Documentation Guide

Involved Officer Statement Guide

Witness Officer Statement Guide

8.400 - Reviewing Use of Force

Reviewing Lieutenant Guide

Reviewing Captain Guide

8.500 - Firearms Discharge Investigations

Officer Involved Shooting-Public Safety Statement Card

8.600 - Review of Firearms Discharges

Use-of-Force Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Title 9 - Equipment and Uniforms

9.010 - Employee Dress Standards

9.020 - Uniform

Uniform Reference Catalog

9.030 - Equipment

Equipment Reference Catalog

9.040 - Uniform and Equipment Committee

9.050 - Clothing Allowance and Reimbursement for Personal Property

9.060 - Firearms

9.065 - Firearms Training and Qualification

9.100 - Department Firearms Management

Title 10 - Police Facilities & Security

10.010 - Parking at Department Facilities

10.020 - Physical Security of Police Facilities

10.060 - Holding Cell Camera System

Title 11 - Detainee Management

11.010 - Detainee Management in Department Facilities

11.020 - Transportation of Detainees

11.030 - Guarding Detainees at a Hospital

11.040 - Booking Adult Detainees

11.050 - Detainee Property

Title 12 - Department Information Systems

12.010 - Communications

12.030 - Computer Hardware & Devices

12.040 - Computer Software

12.045 - Booking Photo Comparison Software

12.050 - Criminal Records

12.055 - Criminal Justice Research

12.060 - Department Forms Control

12.070 - Department Publications

12.080 - Department Records Access, Inspection & Dissemination

12.090 - Departmental Correspondence

12.091 - Mobile Reporting Entity (MRE) Laptops

12.110 - Use of Department E-mail & Internet Systems

12.111 - Use of Cloud Storage Services

12.120 - Telephone and Facsimile Machine Use

Title 13 - Vehicle Operations

13.010 - Collisions Involving Department Vehicles

13.015 - Collision Review Board

13.030 - Emergency Vehicle Operations

13.031 - Vehicle Eluding/Pursuits

13.040 - Patrol Operations Equipment, Police Vehicles and Facilities

13.050 - Policing by Mountain Bike

13.060 - Specialty Vehicles & Equipment

13.080 - Use of Department Vehicles

Title 14 - Emergency Operations

14.010 - After-Action Reports

14.040 - Hazardous Conditions

14.060 - Serious Incident Plan

14.070 - Serious Injury or Fatality to a Police Officer

14.080 - Task Force Mobilization

14.090 - Demonstration Management

ICS Debrief Form

14.100 - Special Event Planning

Title 15 - Primary Investigation

15.010 - Arson Investigations

15.015 – Bomb Threats and Explosive Devices

15.020 - Charge by Officer

15.055 - Death Investigations

15.080 - Follow-up Unit Notification and Follow-up Investigation

15.090 - Graffiti Incidents

15.100 - Kidnapping

15.120 - Malicious Harassment

15.130 - Missing Persons

15.140 - Narcotics Activity Report

15.150 - Narcotics

15.180 - Primary Investigations

15.185 - Vulnerable Adults-Elder Abuse and Neglect

15.190 - Theft and Recovery of Vehicle, License Plates, or License Tabs

15.200 - Retail Theft Program

15.210 - Investigating Property Held by a Pawnshop or Used-Goods Store

15.215 - Domestic Violence Firearms Seizures

15.220 - Child Welfare

15.230 - Animal Control

15.240 - Boating Accidents

15.250 - Interpreters/Translators

15.260 - Collision Investigations

15.270 - Trespass Warning Program

15.275 - Enforcing Trespass in Parks

15.280 - DUI Investigations

15.290 - Stay Out of Areas of Prostitution (SOAP)

15.300 - Stay Out of Drug Areas (SODA)-Define Boundaries

15.310 - Foreign Nationals Seeking Asylum

15.320 - Police Action on Military Reservations

15.330 - Responding to Threats and Assaults on Officers

15.340 - Robbery Response

15.350 - Significant Incident Report

15.360 - Mobile Identification Devices

15.370 - Sexual Assault Investigation

Title 16 - Patrol Operations

16.010 - Adult Entertainment

16.020 - Alley Closure

16.030 - Citizen Rider Program

16.040 - Community Police Teams

16.050 - Death Notifications

16.070 - Responding to Monitored Alarms

16.080 - Fireworks Disposal and Disposition

16.090 - In Car Video System

16.100 - Patrol Training and Publications

16.110 - Crisis Intervention

16.130 - Sick and Injured Persons

16.135 - Excited Delirium

16.140 - Traffic Direction and Control

16.150 - Snow and Ice Plan

16.160 - Ticket Vendors

16.170 - Automatic License Plate Readers

16.180 - Patrol Operations Order

16.190 - Labor Management Disputes

16.230 - Issuing Tickets and Traffic Contact Reports

16.231 - Cancelling and Voiding Tickets

16.240 - Mutual Assistance

16.250 - Interaction with the University of Washington Police Department

5.090 – Operations Bureau-General Personnel Matters

Effective Date: 8/18/2003

I. Duty Hours

A. Watch Hours

1. First Watch

a. Early Squads: 0300 hrs.-to-1200 hrs.

b. Late Squads: 0330 hrs.-to-1230 hrs.

2. Second Watch

a. Early Squads: 1100 hrs.-to-2000 hrs.

b. Late Squads: 1130 hrs.-to-2030 hrs.

3. Third Watch

a. Early Squads: 1900 hrs.-to-0400 hrs.

b. Late Squads 1930 hrs.-to-0430 hrs.

B. Specialty Unit Hours

1. Anti-Crime Teams

a. 1900 hrs.-to-0300 hrs.

2. Community Police Team

a. 1000 hrs.-to-1800 hrs.

3. Special Patrol Unit

a. Day Shift: 1000hrs.-to-1800 hrs.

b. Night Shift: 1900 hrs.-to-0300 hrs.

4. Special Deployment

a. 0800 hrs.-to-1600 hrs.

5. Seattle Center Detail

a. Day Shift: 0930 hrs.-to-1800 hrs.

b. Night Shift: 1730 hrs.-to-0130 hrs.

6. Traffic Unit

a. #1 Motorcycles 0700 hrs.-to-1500 hrs.

b. #2 Motorcycles 1000 hrs.-to-1800 hrs.

c. AM Cars 0630 hrs.-to-1430 hrs.

d. PM Cars 1300 hrs.-to-2100 hrs.

e. DUI Squad 2000 hrs.-to-0400 hrs.

7. Canine Unit

a. Narcotics Dog: 1600 hrs.-to-2300 hrs.

b. #1: 2000 hrs.-to-0300 hrs.

c. #2: 2100 hrs._to-0400 hrs.

d. #3: 2200 hrs.-to-0500 hrs.

8. Mounted Unit

a. 1000 hrs.-to-1800 hrs.

9. Harbor Patrol

a. Day Shift: 0700 hrs.-to-1500 hrs.

b. Swing Shift: 1500 hrs.-to-2300 hrs.

c. Night Shift: 2300 hrs.-to-0700 hrs.

10. Parking Enforcement Unit

a. #1: 0630 hrs.-to-1500 hrs.

b. #2: 0800 hrs.-to-1630 hrs.

c. #3: 0900 hrs.-to-1730 hrs.

d. #4: 0945 hrs.-to-1815 hrs.

e. #5: 1430 hrs.-to-2300 hrs.

EXCEPTION: Modification to these hours may be made by a Captain upon approval from the Operations Bureau Chief.

C. Responsibilities

1. Watch Lieutenant will report to duty at least thirty minutes prior to the first roll call of their watch.

2. Sector Sergeants will report for duty fifteen minutes prior to the start of their roll call.

3. Officers will report for duty, fully equipped and prepared, at the start of their watch.

NOTE: Officers not arriving on time or in the proper uniform will be subject to corrective action, unless excused.

4. Station personnel will report for duty as ordered by the Precinct Captain.

5. Other personnel will report for duty as directed by the appropriate captain.

6. Officers who cannot report for duty at their assigned time will

a. Contact their seargeant before the start of the watch.

b. Explain the situation; and

c. Provide an estimated time of arrival.

7. Shift change will occur as near as possible to the above times. If this is not possible

a. The Sector Sergeant will notify radio.

b. Explain why the on-coming watch cannot relieve the previous watch.

8. Officers shall remain on duty for the entire assigned watch unless excused by a sergeant.

II. Roll Call Responsibilities

A. Patrol Officer

1. Watch start hours are also roll call start hours.

2. Take notes during roll call.

B. Sergeants

1. Record those officers not present when their names are called.

a. Place the word "late" on the roll call sheet.

b. Mark officers reporting to roll call out of uniform "late" on the roll call sheet.

2. Obtain and document explanations for tardiness .

a. Forward explanations to the Watch Lieutenant.

3. Provide information on criminal activity.

4. Conduct formal roll call training no less than monthly. This training should be documented on the Staff Distribution report.

C. Lieutenant

1. Conduct roll call during formal inspections.

2. Address roll calls as needed.

III. Inspections

1. The sergeant will assemble the watch.

a. Give command of "At close interval, fall in."

b. Determine the number of ranks needed.

(1) Space ranks six feet apart, if possible.

c. Plainclothes officers should be separate on the left end of the formation.

d. Sergeants should be separate on the right end of the formation.

2. Once the ranks are assembled, the sergeant will:

a. Give the command "At close interval, dress right dress."

b. Officers:

(1) Place the heel of the left hand on the left hip at the belt line; and

(2) Extend the left elbow out to the left and

(3) Look to the right to help dress the line of officers.

c. Check the dress and cover of the formation.

d. Return to the position of attention.

(1) Give the command "Officers Ready, front."

(2) Bring your hand smartly down the trouser seam, and re-cup your fingers. Turn your eyes to the front.

3. Place the ranks at ease.

a. Keep the right foot in place while at ease

4. Call the watch to attention when the inspecting officer enters the room.

5. The sergeant will face the inspecting officer.

a. Render a hand salute and say, “The watch is ready for inspection."

b. The inspecting officer will return the salute; this begins the inspection.

6. Follow the inspecting officer through the ranks.

7. Place the ranks not being inspected "At ease."

a. Call the rank to” Attention" as the inspecting officer approaches

b. Place the rank just inspected "At ease."

8. On completion of the inspection, call the ranks to attention.

9. The inspecting officer may address or dismiss the watch.

a. The ranks may be placed "At ease," if addressed.

b. Call the watch to "Attention" on completion of the inspecting officer's address.

10. The sergeant will exchange salutes with the inspecting officer.

11. The inspector commanding officer will issue the command to dismiss the watch.

12. Dismiss the watch.

a. Give the command of "Fall out" after the inspecting officer has left the area.

IV. Assignments

A. Staffing Assignments

1. On-duty strength requirements will vary from precinct to precinct.

a. Requirements depend on the total resources available.

b. Patrol deployment software defines the guidelines.

c. The Operations Bureau Chief determines the minimum on-duty strength requirements.

2. Distribution of personnel between precincts is determined by the Operations Bureau Chief.

a. Precinct Captains will keep the Operations Bureau Chief informed on precinct staffing needs.

3. The Precinct Captain distributes staffing resources among the three watches.

a. The Operations Bureau Chief provides the staffing guidelines.

4. The Watch Lieutenant distributes resources among the sectors.

a. The Precinct Captain provides the sector staffing guidelines.

b. The Watch Lieutenant will provide the beat staffing guidelines.

5. The Sector Sergeant will distribute resources among the beats.

B. Car Beat Assignments

1. Patrol deployment software is used to determine the number of various units needed.

a. Adjustment of resources may be needed to meet staffing or operational needs.

2. The Operations Bureau Chief determines the number of two- officer units in each sector.

a. The Watch Lieutenant will ensure the number of allowed units is not exceeded without justification during routine operations, and report significant variations to the Precinct Captain.

3. If the watch falls below minimum strength:

a. Assign one-officer units to two officer beats; and

b. The number of two-officer units will remain consistent with Patrol deployment software, unless operational priorities dictate otherwise.

C. Foot and Bicycle Beat Assignments

1. The Operations Bureau Chief determines the number of foot/bicycle assignments.

a. Assignments are made as resources permit.

2. Precinct Captains may assign a combination car/foot or car/bicycle beat.

D. Plainclothes Assignments

1. Watch Lieutenants may assign plainclothes units to resolve a specific problem.

a. Assignments will normally be six days or less.

b. Assignments longer then six days require approval from the Operations Bureau Chief.

V. Transfer Requests

A. Within Operations Bureau

1. Submit a memo to your sergeant.

a. The individual's chain of command indicates approval or disapproval.

2. Forward memorandum to the requested precinct.

a. The receiving chain of command indicates approval or disapproval.

3. All transfers are determined by the needs of the Operations Bureau.

4. The Operations Bureau Chief will make the final decision regarding transfers.