General Policy Information
Latest Revision Date: 4/18/2014
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: 03/20/2013
This policy applies to the Department’s response to strike scenes and handbilling scenes. Handbilling is the practice of handing out flyers/pamphlets encouraging employees to unionize.
- Fraternize with involved parties
- Park police vehicles on company property, if feasible
- Use company telephones
- Accept food from involved parties
- Officers shall use force only if it is necessary to protect public safety or property, and only at the direction of the incident commander or watch lieutenant. See also Seattle Police Manual Section 14.090 – Demonstration Management.
- When an arrest is deemed appropriate, officers shall carefully articulate in the GO report why an arrest was necessary to resolve the situation.
- Officers must verify that they are addressing subjects that are identified in the injunction.
- Officers shall use force to enforce an injunction only if it is necessary to protect public safety or property, and only at the direction of the incident commander or watch lieutenant.
a. Officers Shall Only Take Enforcement Action About Handbilling That is Specified by an Injunction
- Officers will take a report and inform both parties that it will be available in the event that either side seeks to utilize the legal remedies available.