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Preface

About and Contact

Audit, Policy & Research Unit Manual

Code of Ethics

Mission Statement and Priorities

Recently Updated

Cross Reference

Latest Revision Date: 4/18/2014

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 - Public and Internal Complaint Process

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

Voluntary Contacts and Terry Stops Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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

16.100 - 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

16.040 – Community Police Teams

Effective Date: 1/8/2008

POLICY

Community Policing emphasizes the use of innovative, non-traditional methods of impacting crime and the resultant fear within the community. The concept involves direct, cooperative interaction between the community and the Police Department to identify factors which support crime and to implement solutions which focus on solving the underlying problems rather than the symptoms.

PURPOSE

The mission of the Community Police Team is to closely interact with the community to resolve neighborhood problems and concerns through the use of traditional and non-traditional police tactics and the coordinated application of resources beyond those available within the criminal justice system.

I. Definitions

A. Contact Log: A one page report completed by an officer when a complaint is handled with minimal effort. A contact has not real time restrictions, but is generally short-term due to the fact that the contact does not require any follow-up. A contact is resolved on the spot or with a simple phone call.

B. Case Log: An on-going file which is similar to a detective’s follow-up case file. It is updated by an officer whenever action is taken by the case officer or when the officer is aware of new developments. The complaints addressed by the case originate from the community, Seattle Police Department, or members of other city, county, state, or federal agencies.

C. Project: Projects require pre-planning and approval by the respective Precinct’s Operations Lieutenant. Projects are generally long-term in nature and always require a S.A.R.A. Order complete with mission statement and goal. Projects may require coordination with multiple agencies and at the very least, demands the attention of multiple officers. An example of a project would be the cleanup of the transient encampments which require multiple agency coordination.

II. Team Members

A. Responsibilities

1. Enlist the support and aid of the community and its leaders to carry out the action plan.

2. Utilize creative problem solving techniques, such as brainstorming sessions, which involve non-traditional police tactics.

3. Perform duties and activities within the target areas assigned.

4. Act as coordinator of individual projects as assigned.

5. Stay aware of events occurring within their respective project areas and make suggestions relative to deployment of resources.

6. Maintain close contact with the community through personal interaction to identify fears and concerns from our citizen partners.

7. Engage in high visibility directed patrol in assigned areas.

8. Take necessary enforcement action when a criminal act occurs and complete all required reports.

B. Selection

1. Requires three years experience as a police officer. Education may be considered in lieu of desired minimum.

2. Be willing to work a varying and flexible assignment schedule.

3. Possess the level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact and coordinate with varied community groups comprised of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, various public and private agencies, and community leaders.

4. Possess the desire and sensitivity necessary to work with all facets of the community in an unbiased manner.

5. Be able to work in a non-structured environment which emphasizes personal creativity as a problem solving technique.

6. Attend specialized training courses as required.

7. Demonstrate consistent work habits which reflect a high standard of performance and initiative.

8. Possess satisfactory performance ratings and assessments by sergeants.

9. Demonstrate ability to maintain self control in situations of high stress, and the capacity to impart an intelligent and energetic display of confidence in all situations.

10. Be subject to a thorough review and assessment of personnel records, internal investigations files, and supervisory evaluations.

11. Possess ability to work individually and as a member of a team.

12. Possess an above average ability to interview, write, and speak effectively.

C. Training

1. A forty hour training program is necessary to prepare team officers for the attitudes and demands necessary to function in the team.

2. Specialized training includes

a. Identification and utilization of community resources

b. Public speaking and effective communications

c. Interpersonal skills

d. Problem solving techniques

e. Crisis intervention

f. Crime prevention

g. Positive interaction skills

h. Stress management

D. Tenure

1. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Precinct Captains should attempt to return CPT personnel to the watch of their origin at the conclusion of their assignment.

E. Work Hours

1. Due to the nature of the CPT mission, a wide range of flexibility in work hours is necessary.

2. The Operations Lieutenant assigns tasks considering the needs of the projects, the needs of the Department, and the affected collective bargaining agreement.

3. Overtime

a. Approval of shift extensions are authorized by the Sergeant.

b. Approval of discretionary overtime is subject to the prior approval of the Operations Lieutenant.

F. Uniforms and Equipment

1. Position is a uniform assignment.

EXCEPTION: Operations Lieutenant may modify the dress code when deemed necessary due to the nature of the assignment.

2. Extended plainclothes assignments require the approval of the Precinct Captain.

G. Problem Identification

1. Use the following sources for identifying projects for the team:

a. Precinct Captain

b. Precinct Advisory Council

c. Community groups

d. Citizen partners

e. Crime Prevention Unit

f. Patrol officers & Sergeants

g. Crime Analysis statistical information

h. Social agencies

i. Other government and private agencies

III. Target Selection

A. Action Plan Development

1. Upon receipt of a target assignment from the Precinct Captain:

a. Identify and verify factors causing concern in the community.

b. If no significant cause for concern exists:

(1) Operations Lieutenant may elect to withdraw the team.

(2) Inform Precinct Captain of initial contact, the evaluation of the perceived problem, and the justification for the withdrawal of team resources.

(3) Utilization of normal patrol resources may be advised if appropriate.

c. If a problem is deemed appropriate for team intervention:

(1) Formulate action plan, including:

(a) Nature of perceived problem.

(b) Evaluation of possible methods to be used to resolved the problem.

(c) Proposed implementation of strategy using those methods.

(d) Probable results expected.

(e) Short and long term goals to be achieved to resolve the problem and stabilized the community.

(2) Submit plan to the Precinct Captain for approval.

2. Deployment

a. Deploy resources at the direction of the Sergeant after approval from Precinct Captain.

b. Sergeant will monitor target areas.

c. Plan will/should include:

(1) Number of personnel.

(2) Specific tasks to be performed.

(3) Working hours.

(4) Support available from other units and outside agencies.

(5) Project time table.

3. Project Closure

a. Based upon the Operations Lieutenant’s evaluation of whether the long or short term goals have been accomplished.

b. Evaluate community concerns.

c. Determine if goals can be obtained.

d. Document activities performed.

e. Determine if a maintenance program will be instituted to ensure problems do not reappear after the team’s withdrawal.

f. Sergeant is responsible for ensuring that extended community contact is maintained and that accomplishments and commitments are preserved.

B. Requests for the team

1. Direct to the Operations Lieutenant.

2. Explain the specific need for the team.