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: 11/05/2014
This policy applies to all collisions involving Department vehicles. The Collision Review Board (CRB) will make recommendations to the Chief of Police, who will then make a disposition.
1. The Captain of the Traffic Section, or Designee, Shall Chair the CRB
2. The Chair Will Appoint the Other Members of the CRB
a. Voting Members are:
- Two Sergeants
- One Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) Supervisor
- Three Officers
b. Non-Voting Advisors are:
- Traffic Section administrative assistant
- Two standing advisors, one each from:
- Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS)
- Education & Training Section
- Other advisors, as needed
3. Four Voting Members Compose a Quorum
The Chair, who acts as a tiebreaker, and these four members are required to be present before any Board business may be conducted.
4. The CRB Reviews all Collisions that Involve All SPD Employees, Sworn and Non-Sworn
5. The CRB Will Notify the Involved Employee and his/her Bureau Chief of the Initial Determination and the Officer’s Right of Appeal
No discipline or re-training will be imposed on the involved employee until a review by the CRB is conducted, with the final determination made by the Chief of Police.
6. The Chair Will Notify the Involved Employee of the Initial Finding of the CRB Within Seven Days
7. The Involved Employee Will Notify the Chair of Their Intent to Appeal a Finding Within Fifteen Days
1. Contacts the members of the Board.
2. Convenes the Board.
3. Reviews all collisions and appeals that are ready for review.
4. With the members of the Board, determines the finding of a collision.
5. Submits, via Blue Team, the Board’s findings to the Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief of Operations
6. Reviews findings of the CRB.
7. Forwards findings of the CRB via Blue Team to the Bureau Chief of the involved employee.
8. Reviews findings of the CRB.
9. Makes a determination as to the final outcome of the investigation (preventable/non-preventable, etc.) and any possible discipline.
Chief of Police
10. Determines any possible discipline or re-training.
After convening the CRB, the Chair:
1. Notifies the involved employee of the results of the CRB within seven days, by Department email.
a. Includes date of finding and the involved employee’s right to appeal within 15 days of the date of the notification.
2. Notifies, by Department email, the involved employee’s section/precinct and bureau chief or civilian manager.
3. Includes, in the finding, the number of previous preventable collisions for the involved employee.
4. In the event of an appeal of findings, coordinates a complete review of the incident at the next Board meeting. See 13.015-TSK-3-Involved Employee’s Tasks for Appealing a CRB Finding.
5. If the appeal results in a reclassification of findings, notifies the involved employee by Department e-mail.
6. Notes the appeal reclassification in the CRB file, if applicable.
After convening the CRB, the Chair:
1. Notifies the involved employee of the results of the CRB within seven days by Department e-mail.
2. Notifies, by Department e-mail, the involved employee’s section/precinct and bureau chief or civilian manager.
In appealing a CRB Finding, an involved employee:
1. Sends a written request for an appeal (in SPD memorandum form) addressed to the CRB Chair (within 15 days of the notification of the finding).
2. Attends the full review as coordinated by the CRB Chair.
a. Or, in lieu of an in-person appearance, submits a complete statement as to the facts of the collision, which becomes part of the CRB file.