General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 3/3/2014
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: 12/29/2004
Employees should always attempt to use City vehicles in the performance of their duties for the Police Department. Whenever possible, permission shall be obtained from an employee’s Bureau Chief prior to using their private vehicle on City business.
A. For purposes of reimbursement, vehicles shall be defined as any motor driven conveyance licensed to operate on the public roads and highways.
A. Employees shall obtain prior authorization from their Section Captain before using a private vehicle on City business. Use a Seattle Police Department Memorandum (form 1.11).
B. Employees shall notify their Section Captain immediately following the use of a private vehicle for City business in instances where obtaining prior permission is not possible.
C. Requests for reimbursement shall be completed on Claim for Private Automobile Mileage Form (form 5.12) with a copy of the approval attached. Both documents will then be forwarded to the Director of the Fiscal, Property, and Fleet Management Section.
D. Reimbursement for authorized private vehicle travel within the Puget Sound area shall be at the current City rate.
E. Reimbursement for authorized private vehicle travel outside the Puget Sound area shall not exceed the lowest round trip air fare to and from that location, regardless of the amount of mileage.