General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 12/1/2014
Title 1 - Department Administration
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Human Resources
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: 8/15/2012
This policy pertains to the Department’s facilitation of research.
The Chief of Staff will have final approval over outside research requests.
A written Research Agreement is required for the release of any Department data for research, evaluative or statistical purposes.
Research requests for criminal history shall comply with WAC 446-20-420.
Is the information requested available?
What is the estimated cost to complete the request?
Can the additional workload required to complete the request be absorbed at the time it is requested?
How will the completed research project be beneficial to the Department or to the criminal justice system?
Are there privacy issues?
Does the request comply with RCW 13.50.010?
a. The chief or captain of the Bureau or Section which will benefit from, or be affected by, the research project may also be included.
a. If Compliance Section will not endorse, then advises the work group
b. If Compliance Section will endorse, then forwards the request to the Chief of Staff
a. If SPD will endorse, signs research agreement on behalf of the Department
a. Verifies that his research topic is consistent with the employee’s intent