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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: 5/21/2014

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 - 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 Reinbursement 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

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 (Non Traffic)

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

15.300 – Stay out of Drug Areas (SODA)-Defined Boundaries

Effective Date: 10/14/2008

I. General

A. The following areas in the precincts are drug trafficking areas. At the beginning of the precinct’s SODA zone listing, there is a definition of what areas are included in that particular precinct’s SODA zones.

B. For detailed information about SODA, including arrest procedure, refer to Seattle Police Manual Section 15.150 - Narcotics [(subsection III B (adults) & C (juveniles)].

II. West Precinct SODA

A. All zones are identified starting at the northwest corner and move clockwise from that point. Unless specified, zone borders include both sides of the street, immediately adjoining sidewalks, alleys and properties. All adjacent parks are included in the zone.

1. Zone 1

North East on Broad St from Alaskan Way to Republican St.

East on Republican St to I-5 South.

South on I-5 to Madison St.

West on Madison St to Alaskan Way.

North on Alaskan Way to Broad St.

2. Zone 2

East on Madison St from Alaskan Way to I-5 South.

South on I-5 to S. Plummer St.

West on S Plumber St to Airport Way S.

Northwest on Airport Way S to 4th Ave S.

North on 4th Ave S to S King St.

West on S. King St to Alaskan Way S.

North on Alaskan Way S to Alaskan Way and Madison St.


III. North Precinct SODA

A. All zones are identified starting at the northwest corner and move clockwise from that point. Unless specified, zone borders include both sides of the street, immediately adjoining sidewalks, alleys and properties. All adjacent parks are included in the zone.

1. Zone 1

East on NE 145th St from 23rd Pl NE to 37th Ave NE.

South on 37th Ave NE to NE 140th St.

East on NE 140th St to 39th Ave NE.

South On 39th Ave NE to NE 125th St.

West on NE125th St to 36th Ave NE.

South on 36th Ave NE to NE 115th St.

West on NE 115th St to 35th Ave NE.

South on 35 Ave NE to NE 105th St.

West on NE 105th St to Fischer Pl NE.

Southwest on Fischer Pl NE to NE 103rd St.

West on NE 103rd St to North bound I-5.

North on I-5 to NE 125th St.

East on NE 125th St from North bound I-5 to 25th Ave NE.

North on 25th Ave NE to NE 135th St.

West on NE 135th St to 23rd Pl NE.

North on 23rd Pl NE to NE 145th.

2. Zone 2

East on N 145th St from 3rd Ave NW to Meridian Ave N.

South on Meridian Ave N to N 130th St.

East on N 130th St to the N 130th St I-5 on ramp.

South East on the on ramp to I-5 south bound. I-5 South to NE 80th St.

West on NE 80th St to 15th Ave NW.

North on 15th Ave NW to NW 100th St.

East on NW 100th St to NW 100th Pl.

Northeast on NW 100th Pl to 3rd Ave NW.

North on 3rd Ave NW to N 145th St.

3. Zone 3

East on N 80th St from Ashworth Ave N. to South bound I-5.

South on I-5 to NE 75th St.

East on NE 75th St to 20th Ave NE.

South on 20th Ave NE to NE 45th St.

West on NE 45th St to Memorial Way NE.

South on Memorial Way NE to George Washington LN.

South on George Washington LN to NE 40th St.

West on NE 40th St to 15th Ave NE.

South on 15th Ave NE to NE Pacific St.

West on NE Pacific St. NE Pacific St turns into NE 38th St, NE 38th St turns back into NE Pacific St, which then turns into NE Northlake Way.

West on NE Northlake Way to N Northlake Way.

West on N Northlake Way to Stone Way N.

North on Stone Way N to Green Lake Way N.

North on Green Lake Way N to W Green Lake Way N.

West on W Green Lake Way N to Aurora Ave N.

North on Aurora Ave N to W Green Lake Dr N.

Northeast on W Green Lake Dr N to Ashworth Ave N.

North on Ashworth Ave N to N 80th St.

4. Zone 4

East on NW 61st St from 24th Ave NW to 14th Ave NW.

South on 14th Ave NW to NW 50th St.

East on NW 50th St to Stone Way N.

South on Stone Way N to N 35th St.

West on N 35th St to Freemont Pl N.

Northwest on Freemont Pl N to N 36th St.

West On N 36th St to Leary Way NW.

Northwest on Leary Way NW to NW 46th St.

West on NW 46th St to Shilshole Ave NW.

Northwest on Shilshole Ave NW to 24th Ave NW. North On 24th Ave NW to NW 61st St.

 

IV. South Precinct SODA

A. All zones are identified starting at the northwest corner and move clockwise from that point. Unless specified, zone borders include both sides of the street, immediately adjoining sidewalks, alleys and properties. All adjacent parks are included in the zone.

1. Zone 1

East on I-90 from 12th Ave S. to Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.

South on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S to S Hanford St.

East on S Hanford St to 37th Ave S. South On 37th Ave S to S Andover St.

East on S Andover St to 42nd Ave S.

South on 42nd Ave S to S Alaska St.

West on S Alaska St to S Columbian Way. Continuing west on S Columbian Way to Beacon Ave S. North on Beacon Ave S to Cheasty Blvd S.

Northeast on Cheasty Blvd S to 24th Pl S.

North on 24th Pl S to S Andover St.

West on S Andover St to 24th Ave S.

North on 24th Ave S to S Spokane St.

West on S Spokane St to S Columbian Way. Continuing west on S Columbian Way to North I-5.

North on I-5 to the I-5 I-90 interchange.

East on I-90 to 12th Ave S.

2. Zone 2

East on S Alaska St from Martin Luther King Jr. Way S to 47th Ave S.

South on 47th Ave S to S Hudson St.

East on S Hudson St to 51st Ave S.

South on 51st Ave S to S Holly St.

West on S Holly St to Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.

North on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S to S. Alaska St.

3. Zone 3

East on S Holly St from Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S.

South on Seward Park Ave S Cloverdale Pl S.

Southwest on Cloverdale Pl S to S Cloverdale St.

West on S Cloverdale St to Beacon Ave S.

North on Beacon Ave S to S Holly St.

4. Zone 4

East on S Cloverdale St from 44th Ave S to Cloverdale Pl S.

Northeast on Cloverdale Pl S to Seward Park Ave S.

South on Seward Park Ave S to Rainer Ave S.

East on Rainier Ave S to 57th Ave S.

South on 57th Ave S continue south to Waters Ave S.

South on Waters Ave S to S Bangor St.

West on S Bangor St to 61st Ave S.

South on 61st Ave to the Seattle City Limit.

West on the City Limit Line to S Leo St. Continuing west on S Leo St to 51st Ave S.

North on 51st Ave S to Renton Ave S.

Northwest on Renton Ave S to S Henderson St.

West on S Henderson St to 44th Ave S.

North on 44th Ave S to S Cloverdale St.5.

 

V. Southwest Precinct SODA

A. All zones are identified starting at the northwest corner and move clockwise from that point. Unless specified, zone borders include both sides of the street, immediately adjoining sidewalks, alleys and properties. All adjacent parks are included in the zone.

1. Zone 1

East on SW Alaska St from 36th Ave SW to 21st Ave SW.

South on 21 Ave SW to SW Dawson St.

East on SW Dawson to 16th Ave SW.

South on 16th Ave SW to SW Graham St.

West on SW Graham St to Highpoint Dr SW.

South on Highpoint Dr SW to Sylvan Way SW.

West and north on Sylvan Way SW to SW Holly St.

West on SW Holly St to 36th Ave SW.

North on 36th Ave SW to SW Alaska St.

2. Zone 2

East on SW Myrtle St from a line approximating 26th Ave SW to Highland Park Way SW.

South on Highland Park Way SW to SW Kenyon St.

East on SW Kenyon St to 5th Ave SW.

South on 5th Ave SW to SW Roxbury St.

West on SW Roxbury St to 26th Ave SW.

North on 26th Ave SW to SW Myrtle St.

3. Zone 3

Northeast on S Michigan St from 1st Ave S to S Bailey St.

East on S Bailey St to Ellis Ave S.

South on Ellis St to East Marginal Way S.

Southeast on East Marginal Way S to 16th Ave S.

South on 16th Ave S to Dallas Ave S.

South on Dallas Ave S and following the Duwamish Waterway shoreline to S. Director St.

West on S Director St to SR509 North.

North on SR509 to 1st Ave S.

North on 1st Ave S to S Michigan St.

VI. East Precinct SODA

A. All zones are identified starting at the northwest corner and move clockwise from that point.

Unless specified, zone borders include both sides of the street, immediately adjoining sidewalks, alleys and properties. All adjacent parks are included in the zone.

1. Zone 1

East on E Mercer St from 17th Ave E to 28th Ave E.

South on 28th Ave E to Martin Luther King Way E.

South on Martin Luther King Way E to E Olive St.

East on E Olive St to 35th Ave.

South on 35th Ave to E Cherry St.

West on E Cherry St to 32nd Ave.

South on 32nd Ave to E Yesler Way.

West on E Yesler way to 12th Ave.

North on 12th Ave to E Madison St.

Northeast on E Madison St to 17th Ave.

North on 17th Ave to 17th Ave E and E Mercer St.

2. Zone 2

Northeast on Lakeview Blvd E from North bound I-5 to E Prospect St.

East on E Prospect St to 12th Ave E.

South on 12th Ave E to E Harrison St.

East on E Harrison St to 17th Ave E.

South on 17th Ave E to 17th Ave and E Madison St.

Southwest on E Madison St to I-5 North bound.

North on I-5 to Lakeview Blvd E.

3. Zone 3

East on E Yesler Way from I-5 North to 31st Ave S.

South on 31st Ave S to S Lane St.

East on S Lane St to Lakeside Ave S.

South on Lakeside Ave S to I-90.

West on I-90 to I-5 North.

North on I-5 to E Yesler Way

4. Zone 4

Northeast on E Madison St from I-5 North to 12th Ave.

South on 12th Ave to E Yesler Way.

West on E Yesler Way to I-5 North.

North on I-5 to E Madison St.