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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

11.020 – Transportation of Detainees

 

Effective Date: 12/19/2012

 

11.020-POL

 

This policy applies to all employees who transport detainees. See 11.020-TSK-1 Transportation of a detainee from the location of arrest to a Department facility and 11.020-TSK-2 Transportation of a detainee from the Department facility to a detention facility.

 

1. Employees Will take Reasonable Steps to Ensure the Safety of a Detainee in Their Custody and for the Safekeeping of Detainee’s Property

2. Officers Will Perform a Custodial Search Before Transporting the Detainee

3. Officers Will Search the Transport Vehicle at the Beginning and on the Completion of a Transport.

4. Officers Will Handcuff Detainees Behind the Back for Transport

 

Exception:  Officers may handcuff the detainee in the front if officer safety is not compromised and the detainee’s physical ability is limited.

 

5. Officers Will Use the In-Car Video System to Record Transports -See 16.090-POL-1 Using the In-Car Video System

 

If the transport is not recorded with the ICV, then the reason is documented in the GO Report.

 

6. Officers Will Transport Detainees in the Back Seat or Back Compartment of a Department Vehicle Equipped with a Screen or Partition Physically Separating the Officer from the Detainee

 

Exception: Captains of Specialty Units may issue standing approval for assigned personal to transport detainees in unit vehicles that are not equipped with a screen or partition.

Exception: If operational necessity requires that a detainee is transported in a vehicle not equipped with a screen or partition, then a second officer will ride behind the driver and beside the detainee in the backseat.

Exception: Exigent circumstances may require using the front seat for a detainee transport.  Officers will screen the transport with a Sergeant explaining the exigency.

 

7. Officers Shall Transport Adult and Juvenile Detainees Separately

Officers shall transport Juvenile Detainees so that they do not have physical contact with Adult Detainees.  Officers shall transport Juvenile Detainees out of the direct view of Adult Detainees.

Exception: Exigent circumstances may require transporting adults and juveniles together.  Officers will screen the transport with a Sergeant explaining the exigency.

 

8. Officers Will Transport Opposite Genders Separately

 

Exception: Officers operating transport vans may transport opposite sex detainees in the same van if the sexes are separated by individual compartments.

Exception: Exigent circumstances may require transporting detainees of the opposite sex together.  Officers will screen the transport with a Sergeant explaining the exigency.

 

9. Officers Engaged in Transporting a Detainee will not Respond to Routine Calls

 

Officers will transport a detainee directly to the required destination.

Exception:  Officers may respond to a threat to life safety.

 

10. Officers will use the Transport Vehicle’s Seat Belts to Secure Detainees

 

Exception: If the circumstances do not allow the officer to safely secure the detainee, then the detainee is transported unsecured in the vehicle.

 

11. Officers may Transport Department of Corrections Work Release Inmates with the Approval of a Sergeant

 

A sergeant must approve the request for transportation based on the following criteria:

 

  • The inmate is violent or likely to become violent.
  • The inmate is likely to escape if transportation is delayed.
  • The inmate is a risk to the community, themselves, or the facility and its staff.
  • The inmate has committed a new crime.

 

12. Officers Will Follow Directly Behind the AMR or Seattle Fire Department Vehicle When Used to Transport a Detainee

 

  

 

11.020-TSK-1 Transportation of a detainee from the location of arrest to a Department facility

 

When transporting a detainee in a Department vehicle from the scene to the Department facility the Officer:

 

1. Checks the detainee passenger area of the transport vehicle.

2. Searches the detainee.

3. Secures property removed from the detainee.

4. Secures the detainee in the transport area of the vehicle.

5. Updates the call as transporting a detainee and includes the current mileage.

 

a. If transporting a detainee of the opposite gender or a juvenile, notifies Communications over the air of the transport.

6. Updates the call with the ending mileage at the end of the transport.

7. Removes the detainee from the vehicle and checks the detainee passenger area.

8. Escorts the detainee into the holding cell area.

See 11.010-TSK-1 Securing a Detainee in a Department Holding Cell

 

  

11.020-TSK-2 Transportation of a detainee from the Department facility to a detention facility

 

When transporting a detainee in a Department vehicle from a Department facility to a detention facility the Officer:

 

1. Completes the required information on the appropriate Detainee Log Sheet.

2. Removes the detainee from the holding cell and checks the holding cell.

3. Searches the detainee.

4. Secures property removed from the detainee.

5. Checks the detainee passenger area of the transport vehicle.

6. Secures the detainee in the transport area of the vehicle.

7. Updates the call as transporting a detainee and includes the current mileage.

 

a. If transporting a detainee of the opposite gender or a juvenile, notifies Communications over the air of the transport and indicates current mileage.

8. Updates the call with the ending mileage at the end of the transport.