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
15.210 - Investigating Property Held by a Pawnshop or Used-Goods Store
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 4/28/2005
I. Parking in Police Headquarters
A. General - When entering SeaPark Garage take a ticket at the entrance to the garage, unless you have a prox card. When parking in SeaPark you must park on the 7th or 8th floor, past the security gate in order to be reimbursed for your parking.
B. Parking in SeaPark during Business Hours (0600-2200 hours), Use the following guidelines prior to exiting the garage:
1. Uniformed officers in marked patrol cars will sign out with the parking garage attendant when exiting the garage. Uniformed officers in patrol cars do not need to submit a stamp or script when exiting.
a. Officers on the mail run will either park in the parking garage or use on street parking.
2. Court – present a subpoena or an overtime request form that has been signed by a prosecutor to the Motor Pool Office or the Records Section and they will stamp your ticket.
3. Oral Boards – present a memo from Human Resources to the Motor Pool Office or the Records Section and they will stamp your ticket if you are participating in oral boards.
4. Meetings or Official Business – After participating in official business at Headquarter you will need to present a stamped ticket or an initialed ticket with a serial number of a Captain or above to the garage attendant.
5. Temporary Visitors – After conducting any other business at Headquarters you will need to present your stamped ticket or an initialed ticket with a serial number of a Captain or above presented to the garage attendant.
a. Tickets are stamped at the Motor Pool Office on the 7th floor of the garage from 0700 - 1530 hours.
b. Tickets are stamped at the Records Section on the 5th floor of Police Headquarters from 1530 – 2200 hours.
6. Employees with prox card access to the SeaPark garage, need to use this access for call-out, duty related business only. All employees are prohibited from using prox cards for parking in any area of SeaPark for anything other than call-out, duty related assignments.
7. Officers transporting prisoners to and from Police Headquarters will access the building via the sally port entrance or the 7th floor parking garage entrance.
8. Parking on 5th Avenue is prohibited.
C. After Hours Entry (2200-0600 hours)
1. During after hours use the keypad to enter and exit the garage. The keypad is only activated during after hours. Punch in the appropriate code to gain entry.
2. In the event of a problem with the keypad call 684-8077 to contact a security guard.
II. Parking Vehicles at the Outdoor Range
A. In order to ensure the availability of parking for individuals conducting training activities, individuals assigned to the range, and to individuals having contracts for the use of the Seattle Police Athletic Association (SPAA) property, restrictions must be placed on the use of the property.
B. No Department employee shall park a City vehicle overnight at the outdoor range without the prior written authorization of their Bureau Chief or the Education & Training Section Captain, and the Seattle Police Athletic Association’s Board of Directors.
C. No employee shall be allowed to park a private vehicle at the outdoor range at any time, other than when they are on site, without prior written approval from the Seattle Police Athletic Association’s Board of Directors.
1. Vehicles parked contrary to the above policy shall be subject to impoundment. The cost for the impoundment of any City vehicle shall be the responsibility of the authorized driver of the vehicle.
D. Requesting Authorization for City Vehicles.
1. Submit a Memorandum through the chain of command.
2. If approved by the respective Bureau Chief, the Memorandum shall be forwarded to the SPAA Board of Directors in care of the Range Manager.
E. Requesting Authorization for Personal Vehicles.
1. Submit a Memorandum directly to the SPAA Board of Directors. Requests shall include
a. Name of the vehicle owner/driver,
b. Unit of assignment,
c. Description of the vehicle and its license number, and
d. Duration for which permission is being requested.
F. All authorizations shall be maintained in a file by the Range Manager (Sergeant).