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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: 10/28/2014

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 - 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

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

8.300 - 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 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

13.040 – Patrol Operations-Equipment, Police Vehicles & Facilities

Effective Date: 12/5/2007

I. Equipment

A. Extra Equipment

1. Precinct and Section Captains will adopt procedures for the storage and dispensing of equipment in their precinct or section.

II. Police Vehicles

A. Use

1. Use the vehicle assigned to the patrol district or detail.

a. If the assigned vehicle is not available, use a spare vehicle.

2. Do not use vehicles assigned to another precinct or section.

EXCEPTION: Vehicles from another precinct may be used with permission of the appropriate Watch Lieutenant.

3. Maintain the vehicle during use.

a. Keep vehicle clean.

b. Ensure vehicle equipment is in working order.

4. Replace equipment used.

a. If replacements are unavailable, forward a memorandum to the Equipment and Facilities Coordinator (Stationmaster).

(1) Indicate the vehicle number.

(2) Indicate the equipment to be replaced.

5. Refuel the vehicle after use.

a. Do not leave the next officer with less than a half-full tank of gas.

B. Identification

1. Precinct patrol vehicles have the following stickers for identification purposes

a. The stickers' colors denote the vehicle assignment. The stickers are located

(1) On the upper middle front windshield; and

(2) On the lower middle rear window.

(3) The Precinct assignment color codes are as follows:

(a) West Pct.-----Red

(b) North Pct.----White

(c) South Pct.----Yellow

(d) East Pct.-----Green

(e) Southwest Pct.------Blue

b. The stickers' shape is also important.

(1) Square sticker indicates a district vehicle

C. Pre-Shift Inspection

1. Inspect the vehicle for damage.

a. Report new and/or unreported damage to a sergeant.

b. Note the damage on Vehicle Damage Form (form 1.35) and forward to the Stationmaster.

2. Check for serviceability.

a. Look for faulty and/or inoperative equipment.

b. Give special attention to

(1) Brakes

(2) Tires

(3) Lights

(4) Emergency equipment (overhead light-bar, siren)

c. Repair faulty equipment immediately, or report it to the Stationmaster.

3. Verify the vehicle contains all proper equipment.

a. Patrol vehicles will contain

(1) Fully charged fire extinguisher.

(2) First-aid kit.

(3) Evidence kit.

(4) Blankets.

(5) Road flares.

(6) Bio-Hazard Kit.

(7) Tire Chains

(8) Crime Scene Tape

(9) WMD Kit

(10) Stop sticks

(11) Bolt cutters & Crowbar

(12) AED

b. In addition to the above items, Sergeant's vehicles will contain the following equipment.

(1) Evidence packing materials.

(2) Crime tape.

4. It is the officer’s responsibility to check the patrol car trunk at the end of their shift. All unauthorized items must be removed.

D. Maintenance

1. Minor maintenance.

a. Take the vehicle to the appropriate maintenance shop.

2. Major or unknown maintenance.

a. Complete a City of Seattle Defective Equipment Report if vehicle is left at the shop.

b. Address complaints about the quality of service to the Stationmaster.

E. Parking

1. Park in the appropriate parking stall or designated area.

2. Keep parking lot entrances and exits clear.

3. Clear prisoner load zones and sally ports as soon as possible.

III. Facilities

A. Do not tape or tack anything to

1. Windows

2. Doors

3. Tables

4. Lockers' exterior

EXCEPTION: Permission from the Precinct or Section Captain.

a. Do not write on lockers.

b. Store all gear and equipment inside lockers.

c. Do not leave items on top or around lockers.

5. Do not store items around the precinct.

6. Officers may padlock lockers.

7. If the locker has to be entered due to exigent circumstances, the lock may be cut.

NOTE: The Department will not reimburse officers for cut or damaged locks.

IV. Disposal of Police Records

A. Place the following in shredding baskets: Do not leave them in wastebaskets

1. All police reports.

2. Roll call sheets.

3. Crime analysis information.

4. Other police paperwork of a restricted nature.

V Mobile Precinct

A. Mobile precincts are vehicles equipped with work stations, galley, and toilet. The mobile precinct will be used for mobile command purposes, and to supplement field activities.

B. The communication van is a vehicle equipped as a mobile precinct, but includes additional communications equipment to serve as a command center during a major event requiring police involvement.

C. The mobile precinct and the communication van will be used as follows:

1. One mobile precinct assigned to West Seattle as specified by the Seattle City Council.

2. The communication van assigned to the West Precinct for use as a mobile precinct:

a. Any use of this vehicle outside of the West Precinct must be approved by the director of the Communications Section.

b. The Communications Section needs immediate access to the communications van in the event of a major event requiring a command center.

3. The third mobile precinct will be used in the North and East Precincts, and the Rainier Valley portion of the South Precinct

a. The Patrol Operations Bureau Chief will determine each precinct’s need and priorities for assignments.

b. It will be shared throughout the city.

4. The Precinct Captain will ensure that the mobile precincts, or the communication vans are deployed on a regular basis to augment patrol in the precincts.

5. The mobile precinct shall be maintained by DAS; routine maintenance scheduling is the responsibility of the Equipment and Facilities Coordinator.

6. Only those officers who have been trained in the operation of the mobile precinct are authorized for its operation. Watch Lieutenants are required to maintain a current list of authorized officers.

7. Mobile precincts shall be stocked with commonly used reports and equipment (flares, crime scene tape, etc), similar to that which is maintained at each precinct.