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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: 9/17/2014

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

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

15.180 - 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

16.091 - Body-Worn Video Pilot Program

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

15.140 – Narcotics Activity Report

Effective Date: 1/13/2009

I. Narcotics Activity Reports (NAR)

A. Reports of narcotics activity are to be documented as a Street Check with a type “NAR”.

1. The Street Check/NAR shall include a NAR text template for documenting information that cannot be captured in the system form data fields.

2. The Street Check/NAR will proceed through the normal MRE approval process by a sergeant.

3. During transcription, the Data Center will route the Street Check/NAR to the SSCNAR handle for the Narcotics Unit to review.

II. Narcotics Lieutenant

A. Responsibilities-

1. Review all incoming Street Check/NAR’s in the SSCNAR handle.

2. Forward all Street Check/NAR’s that should be handled at the precinct level by RE-ROUTING Street Check/NAR’s to the appropriate precinct handle.

a. Once a Street Check/NAR is forwarded to a precinct, it will only be returned to the Narcotics Unit if the precinct determines that a Narcotics Detective should do the follow up.

3. If Narcotics is handling the Street Check/NAR, the Lieutenant will forward it to the Sergeant’s queue for their squad’s follow-up.

III. Narcotics Proactive Squad (Sergeant & Detective)

A. Responsibilities-

1. The Sergeant will review all assigned Street Check/NAR’s in their personal queue.

2. The Sergeant will RE-ROUTE the Street Check/NAR’s to a Detective’s queue for follow-up.

3. The assigned Detective will complete the Street Check/NAR follow-up VMAIL template and returns it via VMAIL to the Sergeant for review.

4. The Sergeant will then forward the Street Check/NAR follow-up VMAIL template to the ASA via VMAIL to be attached to the original Street Check/NAR.

IV. Anti-Crime Team (Sergeant & ASA)

A. Responsibilities-

1. Review all Street Check/NAR’s in your handle.

2. Determine if it is a duplicate or problem address or person.

3. Determine what kind of follow-up is necessary.

a. If a Street Check/NAR rises to the level of requiring a GO report:

(1) Note this fact on a VMAIL follow-up template listing the GO report number.

(2) Forward the VMAIL (back) to the original Street Check/NAR handle selected by the precinct for attachment to the original Street Check/NAR.

b. If no follow-up is necessary or there is not enough information to act on the Street Check/NAR:

(1) The sergeant shall document justification for not doing follow-up on a VMAIL follow-up template and forward it to the original Street Check/NAR handle selected by the precinct for attachment to original Street Check/NAR.

(2) If the premise is part of an on-going ACT or CPT investigation, note this on the VMAIL follow up template.

4. If follow-up is required, ROUTE the Street Check/NAR to the appropriate queue for assignment.

5. Upon completion of follow-up, the VMAIL follow-up template will be forwarded (back) to the original NAR handle selected by the precinct for attachment to the original Street Check/NAR.

6. The Anti-Crime Team Sergeant or the ASA will monitor VMAIL for that handle and will attach the VMAIL follow-up template to the associated Street Check/NAR.

V. Patrol Sergeant

A. Responsibilities-

1. Assign Street Check/NAR’s to patrol officers for follow-up by RE-ROUTING to a personal queue.

a. Some precincts may assign NAR’s to ACT or CPT officers.

2. Ensure completion of the follow-up within five days.

3. The Sergeant will then forward the Street Check/NAR follow-up VMAIL template to the selected precinct handle via VMAIL to be attached to original Street Check/NAR.

VI. Patrol Officer

A. Responsibilities-

1. Talk to the complainant, if the name and phone number are given.

2. Identify the exact address of premise.

a. Frequently citizens will report NAR locations without knowing the correct address, for example: Brown house one door north of 910 – 25 Avenue.

b. Exact and correct addresses are extremely important to any future narcotics enforcement, patrol officers have the responsibility to record accurate addresses on the NAR.

3. Conduct a “Knock and Talk” on the reported location.

a. Attempt additional contacts if no one is home on the first visit.

b. Visually check the layout of the premise.

4. Always keep officer safety considerations a priority when dealing with residences and/or suspects associated with a NAR.

5. Patrol the area where the premise is located for at least fifteen minutes.

a. Monitor activity and demonstrate to the neighborhood that the police are aware of the problem address. This may require returning to area several times.

6. Document all activities.

a. Date and time of contacts.

(1) Complainant.

(2) Knock and Talk.

b. Officer observations.

7. Complete the Street Check/NAR VMAIL follow-up template and return it via VMAIL within five days to the Sergeant for approval.