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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

14.080 – Task Force Mobilization

Effective Date: 3/26/2010

PURPOSE

To describe and detail the process for full Operations Bureau Task Force Mobilization. This plan may be partially implemented at the direction of a Field Commander. In the event of a partial mobilization, the Field Commander must explicitly identify required resources to the Communications Section. Unless explicit direction regarding partial mobilization is received, it shall be assumed a full Task Force Mobilization is authorized.

I. Definitions

A. Field Commander: For purposes of Task Force Mobilization, a Field Commander shall hold the minimum permanent rank of Sergeant.

1. Field Commanders shall explicitly identify themselves to the Communications Section.

2. All personnel detailed to a Task Force Response operation shall be subordinate to the Field Commander, regardless of Precinct of origin or pre-existing chain-of-command.

3. A partial Task Force Mobilization may be authorized by a Field Commander holding the rank of Sergeant; A full Mobilization may be authorized by a field Commander holding the minimum rank of Lieutenant.

4. In the event of a partial Task Force Mobilization, an on-duty Lieutenant from any Precinct shall be notified immediately, respond to the scene to assess the need for a full Mobilization, and to assume Field Command.

II. Task Force Personnel

A. Patrol Sergeant(s) and Officers.

1. The Patrol Squad and Sergeant from each Watch, in each Precinct, for the first two working days upon returning from regularly scheduled furloughs.

a. Shall maintain helmets and long batons in their vehicles.

b. Sergeants shall be prepared to present a completed roster of their resources to the Field Commander upon arrival at the mustering location.

c. Sergeants and officers qualified to carry chemical agents shall be prepared to respond with issued chemical agents e.g., OC spray

B. All on-duty Anti-Crime Team (ACT) and Community Police Team (CPT) officers and sergeants.

1. Helmets and long batons shall be maintained and ready at all times.

2. Response shall be in Departmental issued vehicles.

3. BDU's are authorized.

4. Sergeants shall be prepared to present a completed roster of their resources to the Field Commander.

5. CPTs shall bring their prisoner processing kits. (See subsection IV - Prisoner Processing Protocol of this manual section.)

C. All on-duty SWAT Personnel.

1. Response shall be in riot gear, and arrangements shall be made to deliver necessary logistical equipment (specifically chemical agents) as soon as possible.

D. All on-duty K-9 personnel.

E. All on-duty Traffic personnel, including Sergeants and above.

F. All Precinct Prisoner Wagons (D10, N10, S10, C10) and assigned officers (see subsection IV - Prisoner Processing Protocol - of this manual section.)

G. Other on-duty units as directed by the Field Commander through the Communications Section.

1. This may include additional command and supervisory staff, Criminal Intelligence Section personnel, etc.

III. Mobilization Procedures

A. Officers

1. Patrol

a. Patrol officers on priority calls shall remain on those calls unless directed by Radio.

b. Sergeants will document as soon as practical the officers who have responded to join the Task Force.

2. Task Force personnel shall immediately respond to the staging area identified by the Field Commander. Response shall be in Department assigned vehicles. In addition to specialized equipment requirements, each officer shall be equipped according to Manual specifications, which includes, but is not limited to, body armor, flashlight, issued radio, and name tag.

3. It is critical to maintain order at the staging area. Remain with your sergeant, and in position to deploy as a Squad. Cooperate with the Deployment Officer - generally the Assistant Field Commander - and await instructions.

B. Communications Section

1. Shall attempt to reassign priority calls to non-Task Force personnel as soon as possible and shall begin screening calls at each zone dispatch console.

2. Shall be prepared to staff a radio channel dedicated to the event if requested by the Field Commander.

IV. Prisoner Processing Protocol

A. A crucial element of mobilization in response to a large-scale disturbance, riot, or demonstration is prisoner processing. The two personnel groups assigned to the prisoner processing function are the Department Community Police Teams (CPT) and all on-duty Prisoner Wagon Officers.

B. If the Field Commander determines that the prisoner processing function is required as part of the Task Force mobilization, the following protocol will be followed:

1. Prisoner Wagon Officers

a. Immediately upon mobilization, all prisoner wagon officers shall report to the Field Commander. If a prisoner wagon is not assigned during a Watch at any Precinct, the Watch Lieutenant, Senior Sergeant, or Field Commander shall ensure that all prisoner wagons are deployed. The officer assigned to the prisoner wagon shall ensure that the prisoner processing kits are on board.

b. The Field Commander shall assign a second officer to each prisoner wagon. The prisoner wagon team shall process prisoners in the field, and remain in the field until each wagon is at capacity. Then, and only then, shall prisoners be delivered to the holding cells at the Precinct of occurrence (or other Precinct as designated by the Field Commander).

2. The minimum requirements for arrest processing in the field shall be: suspect identification, date/time/location, arresting officer identification, and two printed digital photos of the arresting officer and the suspect.

Note: Officers making arrests remain responsible for reports, statements, etc. at the conclusion of their Task Force assignment.

3. The Field Commander shall establish and staff a processing operation at the Precinct to complete the booking (or citation) process.

4. Community Police Teams

a. All Community Police Team personnel shall respond to the Precinct of occurrence (or other Precinct as designated by the Field Commander).

(1) If the Department CPT Officers are off-duty, they shall be activated via the Communications Section, unless otherwise directed by the Field Commander.

(2) CPT Sergeants shall maintain current CPT mobilization rosters and must forward a copy to the Communications Section.

(a) The mobilization roster shall be titled “Task Force Prisoner Processing Team Call-out Roster.”

b. Upon arrival at the Precinct, the CPTs shall organize the prisoner processing operation and respond to the field.