General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 3/3/2014
Title 1 - Department Administration
Title 2 - Department Employment
Title 3 - Employee Welfare
Title 4 - Human Resources
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
Title 16 - Patrol Operations
Effective Date: 11/21/2007
A. Determine the nature and causes of the injuries and condition of the individual.
B. If needed, request an aid unit (Seattle Fire Department).
1. Many infectious diseases are not identified until the subject is evaluated at hospital. Officers who provide care may not be alerted that they might be at risk of exposure to a disease and require treatment.
a. Provide the medic crew with the names of all officers who had contact with the patient.
b. Use the same procedure when a private ambulance is used.
2. The medics and EMTs will document officers’ names on the run report.
3. Infection control coordinators at area hospitals will use the run reports to determine which responders need to be notified.
4. Wellness and Accountability lieutenant shall be the contact point for any exposure notifications from area hospitals.
C. Render first aid.
D. If applicable, record the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
II. General Offense Reports
A. A General Offense Report shall be submitted for the following incidents:
1. All cases which appear to be the result of a criminal act on the part of the victim or another person,
2. All cases in which, in the officer's opinion, there is a definite possibility that a claim for damages may be filed against the City, and
a. The presence or absence of any condition or fault in City property which could have been responsible for the injury should be included in the report.
3. All complaints of mentally ill persons investigated.
III. Transporting injured or ill persons by Department vehicle
A. A seriously injured, seriously ill, or unconscious person shall not be transported in a Department vehicle.
B. An exception may be made if it appears necessary to transport the person to a medical facility to save the person's life and such transportation may be accomplished faster than an emergency medical response (e.g., Seattle Fire Department).