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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: 12/1/2014

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 - Preparing for Criminal Case Interviews

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 Miranda

6.180 - Searches-General

6.181 - Performing Inventory Searches

6.185 - Search Warrants

6.210 - Strip Searches

6.220 - Voluntary Contacts, Terry Stops & Detentions

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

8.210 - OC Chain of Custody

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 Surrender

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

16.130 – Sick & Injured Persons

16.130 – Sick & Injured Persons

Effective Date: 11/5/14

1. Employees Assist Sick & Injured Persons

Employees assisting a sick and/or injured person will attempt to determine the nature and cause of the person’s injury or illness, provide first aid, and initiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as needed.

Employees will follow their training and the standing orders provided by Medic One when applying CPR and/or the AED (standing orders attached).

2. Officers Respond to Reports of a Cardiac Arrest and Provide CPR/AED as Needed

3. Officers Provide Information to Medical Personnel

Officers will provide SFD personnel, hospital staff or other medical transport personnel the names of all the officers that assisted with the person’s care.

Note: This information is used to notify involved officers of possible exposure to pathogens discovered on further medical examination of the treated person.

Medical facilities will notify the Employment Services Lieutenant of any possible infectious exposures to officers.

(See 3.040 – Airborne Pathogens Control & 3.045 - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control)

4. Employees Cooperate with the Seattle Fire Department/Medic One (SFD)

Employees provide care to sick or injured people until transferring care to SFD.

Employees will remain on the scene to assist SFD.

5. Officers Report Their Use of First-Aid, CPR and/or the AED

Officers will obtain the names and addresses of witnesses to the medical emergency when available, practical and safe to do so.

Officers will update the call on the VMDT with the victim’s name, witness names and the names of responding SFD personnel when:

  • Responding to a dispatched call to assist a sick or injured person
  • When first-aid is provided
  • When responding to a report of sudden cardiac arrest
  • When transporting a sick or injured person in a Department vehicle

Officers will complete a GO Report when:

  • The injury or illness is caused by a criminal act
  • The injury or illness involves city property
  • CPR and/or the AED is used. (see 16.130-TSK-1)

6. Officers May Transport Sick or Injured Persons in a Department Vehicle

Officers may use a Department vehicle to transport a sick or injured person if, in the officer’s opinion, the transport will save the person’s life and SFD or other medical transport is unavailable.

7. The Quartermaster Unit Will Maintain the Department AEDs

When an AED is used the QM will handle data downloads and replenish used AED items before returning the unit to service.

8. Officers Inspect the AEDs in Patrol Vehicles at the Start of their Shift

If the AED is displaying a flashing red or solid “X” in the service window, the officer will remove the AED from service and notify the stationmaster.

The stationmaster will contact the Quartermaster Unit to arrange for a replacement.

16.130-TSK-1 Employees Reporting the Use of an AED

After using the AED the employee:

1. Calls Medic One Research at 206-521-1588 with the following information:

  • Officer or employee name and serial number.
  • A contact telephone number.
  • Date and time of use.
  • Patient’s name (if available).
  • Fire Department Unit(s) on scene.

2. Completes a GO Report.

3. Sends a VMail with the GO number to the EMS Training Coordinator (Officer Matthew Nichols in Harbor).

4. Delivers the deployed AED to the Stationmaster with a copy of the GO Report.

Standing Orders for Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) and Cardiac Arrest

These Standing Orders provide guidelines for, and authorize a properly qualified Seattle Police Department or Criminal Justice Employee to provide prompt CPR and cardiac defibrillation using the PHILIPS HeartStart FR2+, ® Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for patients 15 years of age or older who have a confirmed circulatory arrest from non-traumatic causes.

These orders were issued on August 18, 2006 and remain in effect until modified or rescinded by the Medical Director of Seattle Medic One.

If Patient Collapse Is Not Witnessed:

1. Establishes patient unresponsiveness.

2. Activates the EMS System (CALL FOR HELP) and directs someone to get an AED.

3. Provides 2 minutes of chest compressions at 100 compressions per minute.

  • COMPRESSIONS ONLY until other rescuers arrive
  • Additional rescuers MAY provide ventilations
  • If other trained rescuers are available, they may ventilate the patient at the rate of 2 ventilations for every 30 compressions

4. After 2 minutes of chest compressions, activates the HeartStart FR2+ ® and follow voice prompts

5. Follows AED prompts to continue the cycle of chest compressions/CPR and analysis/shock until the SFD arrives or patient wakes up

If Patient Collapse is Witnessed:

1. Establishes patient unresponsiveness.

2. Activates the EMS System (CALL FOR HELP) and directs someone to get an AED.

3. If an AED is immediately available or as a lone rescuer and the AED is LESS than 2 minutes away, retrieves the AED:

  • Turns on AED
  • Follows AED prompts to continue the cycle of chest compressions CPR and analysis/shock until the SFD arrives or patient wakes up.