General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 5/15/2013
Title 1 - Department Structure and Function
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Timekeeping
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
15.210 - Investigating Property Held by a Pawnshop or Used-Goods Store
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 9/19/2012
This policy pertains to the Department’s response to cases of malicious harassment.
race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap (felony)
homelessness, marital status, political ideology, age, or parental status (misdemeanor), he or she maliciously and intentionally commits at least one of the following acts:
causes physical injury to another person,
by threat, places another person in reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or property or to the person or property of a third person, or
causes physical damage to or destruction of the property of another person.
a. The On-Scene Sergeant will Notify an On-Duty Watch Lieutenant
b. The On-Scene Sergeant will Confer with the On-Duty Homicide Sergeant if Necessary
For bias incidents not meeting the criteria of malicious harassment, the routing offense of “bias crimes routing” shall be used.
Follow-up investigation of malicious harassment cases is typically assigned to the Homicide Unit.
- The Precinct Detective Units will investigate malicious harassment incidents that involve only property damage and malicious harassment threats/assaults by juvenile suspects.
Captain, Violent Crimes Section
Bias Crimes Coordinator
Homicide Detective Unit or Precinct Detective Unit, as appropriate
Public Affairs Unit
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