General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 5/15/2013
Title 1 - Department Structure and Function
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Timekeeping
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: 3/25/2002
To give effect to the Department policy that all officers must meet minimum
firearms qualification standards as a condition of employment. Therefore, the
Firearms Qualification Review Board (FQRB) shall, upon request, review the
circumstances of officers who are reassigned to administrative positions for
failing to meet minimum firearms qualification standards after remedial
training. After this review, the Board shall make a recommendation to the Chief
I. Board Membership
A. The Board shall consist of the following members:
1. One member appointed by the Chief of Police, who shall be designated as Chair of the Board,
2. A bargaining unit representative from the Seattle Police Officers' Guild or the Seattle Police Management Association, and
3. The Captain of the Education & Training Section, or a representative from that section.
A. After an officer fails to qualify during remedial training, the officer shall immediately be reas-signed to an administrative position.
B. After placing an officer on administrative assignment, the City shall notify the appropriate bargaining unit of the officer’s failure to qualify.
C. The officer may request review of the reassignment for failure to qualify by submitting a Me-morandum to the Chief of Police, requesting that a Firearms Qualification Review Board be convened.
1. The Memorandum must be submitted no later than two (2) business days after the conclusion of the remedial training.
2. Officers who fail to submit the Memorandum on time shall be deemed to have waived the right to seek review.
3. Whether or not there is an appeal, the FQRB may review the circumstances of any of-ficer’s failure to qualify following remedial training.
D. The Firearms Qualification Review Board will meet within (14) days of receiving a request for a review.
1. The officer filing a request for review shall be notified of the meeting and afforded the opportunity to attend.
2. The Board shall consider any written or oral information presented by the officer.
A. The Firearms Qualification Review Board shall make a recommendation to the Chief of Police within seven (7) days of the conclusion of the Board’s review.
1. The recommendation shall address:
a. Reassignment of the officer, and
b. Other reasonably available training options to assist the officer in meeting minimum qualification standards.