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Latest Revision Date: 4/14/2014

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 - Early Intervention System

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 - Public and Internal Complaint Process

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

Voluntary Contacts and Terry Stops Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 - 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

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 Reinbursement 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

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 (Non Traffic)

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

6.140 – Locating a Cell Phone during an Emergency

Effective Date: 5/16/2012

6.140-POL

1. A Lieutenant (Or an Acting Lieutenant) Will Screen and Approve Patrol Requests for Locating a Cell Phone During an Emergency as Defined Below

2. A Sergeant or Designee Will Contact the Technical and Electronic Support Unit (TESU) of the Criminal Intelligence Section to Screen and Coordinate Requests by Patrol to Locate a Cell Phone During an Emergency

Also see Locating a Cell Phone During an Emergency flow chart.

3. Definition: Historic Information

  • Cell phone data that has previously been captured and stored by the cell phone service provider.

  • Cell site information becomes “historic” the instant after it has been saved to the cellular service provider’s computers.

  • This information is available to law enforcement with a search warrant, search warrant exception, consent to search, or when the Community Caretaking Warrant Exception applies).

4. Definition: Prospective Information

  • Cell phone data that shows the current or future use and location of a cell phone. ‘Pinging’ the cell phone generates prospective information. This requires an action on the part of the cell service provider to locate the cell phone.

  • This information is available to law enforcement with an existing pen register and/or trap and trace order or a qualifying pen/trap emergency. Even with a qualifying emergency, a pen register and/or trap and trace court order is required.

5. Definition: Community Caretaking Warrant Exception

  • Community caretaking function exception to the warrant requirement is totally divorced from a criminal investigation. The emergency aid doctrine arises from a police officer's community caretaking responsibility to come to the aid of persons believed to be in danger of death or physical harm. If the exception applies, police officers may conduct a noncriminal investigation so long as it is necessary and strictly relevant to performance of the community caretaking function. The noncriminal investigation must end when reasons for initiating an encounter are fully resolved.

6. Officers May Request Historic Information Using Community Caretaking Only When an Emergency Exists and:

  • Someone likely needs immediate assistance for health or safety reasons and,

  • A reasonable person in the same situation would similarly believe that there was a need for immediate assistance and,

  • There is a reasonable basis to believe that locating a cell phone is necessary to provide the needed assistance and,

  • The claimed emergency is not a mere pretext for an evidentiary search and,

  • The danger is such that even if the search warrant were diligently pursued, the emergency requires locating the cell phone before a warrant could be obtained.

7. Officers May Request Prospective Information Using a Qualifying Pen/Trap Emergency When:

  • An emergency situation exists that involves “immediate danger of death or serious bodily injury” and,

  • A qualified King County Prosecutor from the Special Operations Unit agrees with police that the above described emergency situation exists and,

  • There is a reasonable basis to believe that locating a cell phone is necessary to police ability to provide the needed assistance and,

  • The danger is such that, even if the pen/trap court order were diligently pursued, the emergency requires locating the cell phone before an order could be obtained.

  • The facts and circumstance support that a court could lawfully authorize the order if pursued.

8. Officers Will Document What Cell Phone Data Was Obtained in the GO Report

9. If Prospective Information Using a Qualifying Pen/Trap Emergency is Obtained, The Requesting Officer Must Complete the Pen Register and/or Trap and Trace Affidavit and Order Within 48 Hours

  • The officer will coordinate with TESU and the approving deputy prosecuting attorney.

  • The officer will take the order to a judge for signature and return the originals to the deputy prosecuting attorney for processing.

  • Failure to obtain the pen register and/or trap and trace affidavit and order within 48 hours of obtaining the information from the cell phone provider is a Gross Misdemeanor -- even if pen/trap usage has ceased prior to seeking an order.

 

6.140-PRO-1 Requesting the location of a cell phone

Officer

1. Recognizes the need to locate a cell phone.

2. Notifies a sergeant.

Sergeant

3. Screens the incident and determines, with the officer, which type of information is required.

4. Contacts TESU through Communications.

TESU Sgt/Det

5. Assists the sergeant in verifying the type of information that can be obtained.

6. Contacts the Special Operations Prosecutor if prospective information using a qualifying pen/trap emergency is required.

7. Provides direction and reporting requirements to the Patrol Sergeant.

Sergeant

8. Instructs the officer to complete the Cell Phone Location Request (form 22.4)

9. Notifies an on-duty Lieutenant of the request.

Lieutenant

10. Approves (if appropriate) the request and signs the completed Cell Phone Location Request form, returning the form to the Officer.

Officer

11. Delivers the approved Cell Phone Location Request form to Communications.

Communications

12. Follows their internal procedure to obtain the information from the cellular service provider.

13. Notifies the requesting officer of the results.

Officer

14. Completes the required GO and other paperwork and reporting requirements –See 6.140-TSK-1 (Officer Reporting).

Sergeant

15. Reviews and approves all related paperwork.

16. Follows-up with the officer that if a pen/trap order is obtained, then the officer completed the order affidavit requirements.

TESU

17. Records the incident for inclusion in a required monthly report that is sent to the King County Administrative Office of the Courts if a pen/trap order is required.

 

6.140-TSK-1 Officer Reporting

1. Sends the original Cell Phone Location Request to Data.

2. Compiles an Alert Packet that includes the GO Report, a copy of the Cell Phone Location Request, copies of any other documents associated with the incident.

a. The GO must include:

  • Facts supporting the Community Caretaking Warrant Exception if Historic Information is sought, or,

  • Facts supporting the qualifying pen/trap emergency if Prospective Information is sought.

  • The name of the TESU sergeant/detective that screened the incident,

  • The name of the Sergeant that screened the incident,

  • The name of the Lieutenant who approved obtaining the cell phone data.

  • The type of data that was obtained from the cellular service company and if the data assisted the investigation or resolution of the incident.

  • That the Cell Phone Location Request (form 22.4) was completed.

3. Sends the Alert Pack to TESU.

4. If prospective information is obtained, then completes the pen register and/or trap and trace affidavit and order within 48 hours of obtaining the information from the cell phone provider.

a. Coordinates with TESU and the approving deputy prosecuting attorney, who will sign off on the order.

b. Meets with a judge to obtain their signature on the order.

c. Returns the originals back to the deputy prosecuting attorney.