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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: 12/1/2014

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 - Preparing for Criminal Case Interviews

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 Miranda

6.180 - Searches-General

6.181 - Performing Inventory Searches

6.185 - Search Warrants

6.210 - Strip Searches

6.220 - Voluntary Contacts, Terry Stops & Detentions

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

8.210 - OC Chain of Custody

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

15.160 - Marijuana Enforcement

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 Surrender

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

16.091 - Body-Worn Video Pilot Program

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

10.010 - Parking at Department Facilities

Effective Date: 1/21/2014

10.010-POL-1 Parking at the SeaPark Garage

This policy applies to all Department employees when parking in the SeaPark Garage.

The SeaPark Garage is the parking structure located at 609 6th Avenue, connected to the Seattle Police Headquarters building (HQ).

The SPD secure area consists of those portions of the 7th and 8th floor leased by the Seattle Police Department. Access to the secure area is restricted by gates.

All parking spaces in the secured area are reserved/restricted for unit-assigned cars located at HQ, lieutenants and higher ranks assigned to HQ, and sworn employees assigned to the Office of Professional Accountability only.

The access gate on the 7th floor has a proximity-card (prox-card) reader, as well as an intercom to the Motor Pool Office. The intercom may be used by employees and pre-approved visitors during normal Motor Pool operating hours: Monday through Friday from 0700 to 1500.

1. Motor Pool Employees Have Operational Control of the Secure Parking Area

If employees encounter any problems or disputes with SeaPark employees, they may contact the Motor Pool (684-8769/ 684-8772), SPD Facilities office (684-8951), or the office of the Patrol Operations Bureau (386-0061).

2. Employees Who Pay for Parking in the SeaPark Garage Will Not Park in the Secure Area

This applies to both daily and monthly paid parking.

3. Unit Commanders Determine the Use of Unit-Allocated Parking Spaces in the Secure Area

Unit commanders are responsible for ensuring their employees do not use more than the unit-allocated number of parking spaces to park vehicles.

4. All Drivers of Marked Police Vehicles Must Take a SeaPark Ticket When Entering the Garage

A “marked police vehicle” is any Department vehicle with either exterior markings identifying it as a Department vehicle, or is equipped with emergency lights and siren. This includes Parking Enforcement vehicles.

5. Uniformed Employees Driving Marked Police Vehicles May Exit the Garage Without Paying Parking Fees

Uniformed employees, including Parking Enforcement Officers, driving marked police vehicles must:

1. Write their signature and serial number on the back of the ticket

2. Give the ticket to the parking attendant when exiting the garage.

Employees must be both

  • In uniform
  • Driving a marked police vehicle

If only one of these conditions are met, the employee must either have a validated ticket or pay parking fees upon exiting the garage. See 10.010-PRO-1 Validating a SeaPark Garage Ticket.

6. Employees Are Responsible for All Parking Fees Unless Their Parking Tickets are Validated

See 10.010-PRO-1 Validating a SeaPark Garage Ticket.

SeaPark tickets may be validated for the following:

  • Employees who are attending court
  • Special circumstances for which a captain or civilian director grants validation. This cannot be used for daily parking.
  • This includes SPD employees, not assigned to HQ, who are attending official police business
  • Employees who are participating on an oral board
  • Non-SPD guests visiting HQ

7. Employees Parking With a Validated Ticket Must Park in the Designated Visitor Spots in the Secure Area

8. Motor Pool and Data Center Staff Validate SeaPark Tickets Only if All Procedures Have Been Followed

9. Motor Pool and Data Center Staff Shall Maintain Parking Validation Logs

The logs will record the time and date of ticket validations, along with the name and serial number of the employee receiving validation.

10. Employees May Access the Garage for Official Business When it is Closed

Call Communications for directions to access or exit the garage via keypad when the garage is closed.

Building security can also be contacted at 684-8077.

11. Employees Will Observe the Rules of the SeaPark Garage

The following rules apply to both the public and secure areas of the garage, absent exigent circumstances:

12. The Department Will Conduct Random Audits of Employees Prox-Cards

Employees parking in the SeaPark Garage and who are in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.


 

10.010-POL-2 Parking Vehicles at the Outdoor Range                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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.

1. Overnight Parking of City Vehicles Must be Pre-Authorized

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.

Requesting Authorization for City Vehicles:

  • Submit a Memorandum through the chain of command.
  • If approved by the respective Bureau Chief, the Memorandum shall be forwarded to the SPAA Board of Directors in care of the Range Manager.

2. 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

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.

Requesting Authorization for Personal Vehicles:

  • 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.

3. All Authorizations Shall be Maintained in a File by the Range Manager (Sergeant)


 

10.010-PRO-1 Validating a SeaPark Garage Ticket

SeaPark tickets can be validated at the Motor Pool office Monday through Friday, from 0700 to 1515. The Motor Pool office is located at the north end of 7th floor of Seapark Garage.

If the Motor Pool is closed, Data Center employees (5th floor of HQ) can validate parking tickets.

Employee

1. Takes the ticket to either the Motor Pool office (0700 hrs to 1515 hrs), or the Data Center (1515 to 0700 hrs), before exiting the garage

2. Presents the ticket along with any of the following:

  • A subpoena to appear in court
  • An overtime slip signed by a prosecuting attornery
  • The initials and serial number of the captain or civilian director who approved free parking for the day
  • A memo from Human Resources authorizing free parking for Oral Board participation

3. Signs the Parking Validation Log

Motor Pool or Data Center Employee

4. Stamps the ticket with a validation stamp

5. Returns the ticket to the employee

Employee

6. Presents the ticket to the parking attendant upon exiting the garage