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MANUAL OF RULES AND REGULATIONS
AND
DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
FOR THE
CINCINNATI POLICE DEPARTMENT

Thomas H. Streicher, Jr.
Police Chief

Cincinnati Police Department Discipline Philosophy
Public trust is formed when the community entrusts the Police Department to provide service,
protection, and law and order. Any responsibility delegated to any member of the Department
carries with it the implicit authority to fulfill that responsibility. Each member is accountable for
the use of delegated authority. The authority to deprive persons of their liberty, serve search and
arrest warrants, and investigate a person’s activities can be abused. The public trusts its police
department to operate within the law. All public employees have a duty to serve the public well.

The Purpose of Discipline
A police agency must employ an open, effective, and efficient philosophy of discipline. Three
factors form the first of two triads that managers must balance to maintain an effective
disciplinary system: public trust, the police agency, and the police employee. All employees
must be informed, trained, and oriented in the system in order to be accountable to the agency.
Positive reinforcement should be employed to the greatest extent possible. The individual who
wills to do the right thing, in the right way, receives the greatest reward. Self discipline
generates the positive benefits associated with being a member of a professional group: pride,
esprit de corps, and high morale.
The vast majority of employees abide by law, policy, procedure, and rule. Most employees will
follow the rules when given a clear set of expectations. The nature of police work involves the
application of discretionary judgments, accumulated expertise, and the use of guiding values to
solve a variety of problems. Police work is not conducive to the formation of a comprehensive
list of permissible and prohibited acts. Managers and supervisors must recognize that training,
education, conduct, rewards, and punishments are interrelated and not separate elements.
The public’s trust is impacted, however slightly; each time a manager adjudicates a complaint
investigation or finds that an employee’s conduct did not conform to law, policy, procedure, or
rule. When an allegation of misconduct is sustained by the Police Department, corrective or
disciplinary action imposed serves three purposes:
•
•
•

To modify the employee’s conduct.
To set expectations for other employees.
To assure the public that the Department strives to maintain the public trust by holding
employees accountable.

Supervisory personnel are accountable for the activities of employees under their immediate
control. In many cases, the supervisor can convert a negative occurrence into a positive action
by using the situation as a training vehicle or exercise. By comparing what the individual did
that was less than acceptable with what should have been done, the supervisor is achieving
several goals:
•
•

The supervisor fulfills the responsibility to detect errors by subordinates.
The supervisor brings the conduct to the attention of the subordinate and reinforces the
subordinate’s awareness that the supervisor cares about how the subordinate performs.

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•

The supervisor compares proper and improper methods and techniques and imparts to the
subordinate the right way to perform.

It is better to prevent unprofessional conduct than to deal with it after the fact. Managers and
supervisors must ensure that values and expectations are reinforced and discussed on a daily
basis. Managers must ensure that their subordinate supervisors are reiterating the organization’s
philosophy, values, and expectations. Conducting periodic discussions regarding the
disciplinary process can be valuable in helping to alleviate employees’ anxiety.

Fairness and Consistency
Fairness, consistency, and clear expectations form the second triad of an effective discipline
system. Employees will understand discipline when it is imposed fairly and consistently.
However, employees may incorrectly equate fairness and consistency as synonymous; they are
not. The disciplinary matrix is a guide for fairness and consistency. When using the matrix,
one must take into account an officer’s violations of different rules within the same section
rather than just repeated violations of the same rule. The matrix does not abrogate the Police
Chief’s authority and discretion to impose any appropriate discipline when he believes the
officer’s misconduct exhibits a lack of fitness for duty.
Consistency within a discipline system means holding every employee equally accountable for
unacceptable behavior. Unacceptable behavior for one is unacceptable for all, regardless of
rank, status, or tenure.
Fairness within a discipline system means understanding the myriad of circumstances that
contributed to the misconduct. Thus, disciplinary penalties for various infractions are expressed
as ranges so that mitigating factors can be given appropriate consideration.

Discipline Philosophy
The effectiveness of the discipline system is dependent on the manager’s ability to balance the
triad of expectation, fairness, and consistency with the triad of public trust, police agency, and
police employee. An important objective of any discipline system is to make the corrective or
disciplinary action fit the conduct. This requires the review of five factors: motivation, damage,
knowledge, intent, and history during the penalty assessment phase of the discipline system.
Speed and certainty of punishment are critical features for negative consequences to have any
beneficial effect as deterrence. Managers must ensure that the discipline process proceeds in a
timely manner. Proper case management from investigation to adjudication is important.
Administering discipline must be accompanied by frequent discussion of values and principles
to help employees understand what they are and what they represent.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Code of Ethics

0.5

Section One - Failure of Good Behavior

1.00

Section Two - Neglect of Duty

2.00

Section Three – Attendance

3.00

Section Four – Insubordination

4.00

Section Five – Dishonesty

5.00

Section Six - Substance Abuse

6.00

Section Seven - Care of Department Equipment

7.00

Section Eight - Uniforms and Grooming

8.00

Section Nine - Disciplinary Process

9.00

Section Ten – Appeal

10.00

Section Eleven - Temporary Relief From Duty

11.00

Section Twelve – Suspension

12.00

Section Thirteen – Dismissal

13.00

Section Fourteen - Probationary Personnel

14.00

Section Fifteen - Disciplinary Table

15.00

Section Sixteen – Index

16.00

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CODE OF ETHICS
0.5

Law enforcement is an honorable calling. Service in this field commands a professional
rather than an occupational philosophy. Personal honor, a desire for professional status,
and devotion to service above self, are the motives which impel police officers to
discharge their responsibility in full measure.
Police officers' lives are ones of self-sacrificing service to a high ideal, based upon their
recognition of the responsibilities entrusted to them and the belief that law enforcement
is an honorable vocation. They fully accept their responsibilities to protect the weak, aid
the distressed, and apply the law without prejudice. They accept the obligation to report
facts and testify without bias or display of emotion, and to consider all information
coming to their attention by virtue of their position as a sacred trust to be used for
official purposes only. They give their loyal and faithful attention to the apprehension
and identification of criminals, being equally alert to protect the innocent and prosecute
the guilty. They perform the functions of their office without fear, favor, or prejudice
and do not engage in unlawful or improper practices.
They are respectful and courteous to all citizens. They serve their city with zeal,
courage, dedication, and fidelity. They are faithful and loyal to their organization,
constantly striving to cooperate with and to promote better relations with all regularly
constituted law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual interest and obligation.
There must be a moral philosophy, or strong appreciation of the need for obligatory
service associated with any profession. Unwavering adherence to such a moral
philosophy will earn police officers the respect and support of the public. Each member
of the Cincinnati Police Department is required to conform to a high standard of
personal conduct.
Members shall:
Be honest in all matters.
Face their problems with determination and persistence.
Avoid the use of obscene, profane, or violent language.
Maintain a level of general health and fitness which allows them to properly execute
their duties.
Be loyal to the law enforcement service and to their associates and neither divulge
nor tolerate gossip detrimental to any member of the Department.
Encourage their associates to fully discharge the obligation of their office and assist
associates promptly and energetically.
Foster in all personnel a sensitivity to misconduct and have the courage to strive
against it.
Take their oath of office without reservation or evasion.

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RULES AND REGULATIONS
SECTION ONE -- FAILURE OF GOOD BEHAVIOR
1.01

1.02

Members shall not commit any acts or omit any acts, which constitute a violation of any
of the rules, regulations, procedures, directives, or orders of the Department.
A.

A violation which does not entail a risk of nor leads to physical injury to another
or financial loss to the City.

B.

A negligent violation which may lead to risk of physical injury to another or
financial loss to the City.

C.

An intentional violation which may lead to risk of physical injury to another or
financial loss to the City.

D.

A negligent violation which leads to physical injury to another or financial loss to
the City.

E.

An intentional violation which leads to physical injury to another or financial
loss to the City

F.

An intentional violation which leads to serious injury to another.

G.

An intentional violation which leads to the death of another.

Members shall obey all laws and ordinances.
A.

Minor misdemeanor criminal law conviction.

B.

1st through 4th degree misdemeanor traffic law or criminal law conviction.

C.

Felony traffic/felony criminal law conviction.

D.

Felony traffic/felony criminal law indictment

1.03

Members shall exercise the responsibility and authority of the position to which they are
assigned in accordance with job specifications and work rules.

1.04

Members of the Department having a disagreement involving another member which
cannot be resolved amicably shall consult their immediate supervisor.

1.05

Members of the Department will not recognize or address a plainclothes or undercover
(covert) officer as police personnel or call attention to their presence unless first
addressed by them.

1.06

A.

Members of the Department shall always be civil, orderly, and courteous in
dealing with the public, subordinates, superiors and associates.

B.

Members of the Department shall avoid the use of coarse, violent, or profane
language.

C.

Members of the Department shall not express any prejudice concerning race, sex,
religion, national origin, life-style, or similar personal characteristics.

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D.

Members shall not engage in unwarranted or unwelcome conversations of a
sexual nature with other Department members, City employees, or members of
the public.

1.07

Members shall not exhibit or divulge the contents of any criminal record to any person
except in the conduct of Department functions or in accordance with the provisions of
law.

1.08

Members shall treat official Department business as confidential and shall not disclose
information concerning Department activities when such disclosure would hinder the
accomplishment of police objectives.

1.09

Members shall not recommend or suggest in any manner while acting in an official
capacity, the employment or procurement of a particular bondsman, attorney, product, or
professional or commercial service

1.10

Members shall not publicly criticize or ridicule the Department, its policies, or other
members by talking, writing, or expressing themselves in any manner, when such
expression:
A.

Is directed towards a person with whom the member has a working relationship
and the expression impairs the working relationship.

B.

Is stated or inferred as the official position of the Department, without obtaining
the prior approval of the Department.

C.

Improperly disclosed investigative or confidential information.

D.

Tends to impair the operation of the Department by interfering with its
efficiency, or ability of supervisors to maintain discipline; or was made with
reckless disregard for truth or falsity.

1.11

Members shall not authorize the use of their name, official title, or a photograph
identifying them as member of the Department in connection with any testimonial or
advertisements of any commodity or commercial enterprise without approval.

1.12

Members shall not engage in any other employment or business without the permission
of the Police Chief. Requests for permission to engage in outside employment shall be
made according to Department and Civil Service procedure.

1.13

Members shall not, at any time, use or attempt to use their official position, badge, or
credentials for personal or financial gain.
A.

1.14

Such conduct is directed towards a person with whom the member expects a
sexual favor in lieu of performing an official act or responsibility.

Members, while acting in an official capacity, shall not interfere with or attempt to
influence business which is being conducted in a lawful manner.

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1.15

1.16

1.17

Members shall not solicit or accept any gifts (including money, personal property, food,
beverages, loans, promises, services, or entertainment, etc.) from any person, business,
or organization if it may reasonably inferred that the person, business or organization:
A.

Seeks to influence action of an official nature or seeks to affect the performance
or nonperformance of an official duty, or

B.

Has an interest which may be substantially affected directly or indirectly by the
performance or nonperformance of an official duty.

A.

Members shall not interfere with cases being handled by other members of the
Department or other governmental agency. Interference with a case includes, but
is not limited to, actions taken which may affect an arrest, bond setting,
prosecution, sentencing, or any other facet of an investigation.

B.

Members shall not undertake any investigation or official action not part of their
regular duties without obtaining permission from a their commander unless the
circumstances require immediate police action. Members shall not undertake any
investigation or official action involving family members without first consulting
a supervisor. The supervisor will then decide the appropriate course of action
and the extent of the member’s involvement.

C.

Members shall not undertake any covert prostitution or soliciting investigations
without prior supervisory approval and sufficient backup.

D.

Members subpoenaed in their capacity as a police officer (or when there is a
probability that the member's position will be made known to the court) to testify
on behalf of the defense, will notify their unit commander.

A.

Members shall not participate, directly or indirectly, in any unethical or unlawful
arrangements or settlements between criminals and their victims.

B.

If on-duty members shall immediately report knowledge of such arrangement in
which any other member of the Department is involved to their supervisor. If
off-duty, the member shall report the information to their supervisor or the
Internal Investigations Section Commander immediately upon returning to duty.

1.18

Members of the Department shall participate in political matters only as provided in the
City Personnel Policy and Procedure.

1.19

Members of the Department shall not support, join, or be a member of any organization
or society designed to interfere with the orderly process of government by illegal acts or
designed to disrupt the discipline and control of members of the Department.

1.20

A.

Members shall not chew tobacco nor smoke while in uniform and in contact with
or visible to the general public, whether on or off-duty. Smoking is prohibited in
all Cincinnati Police Department facilities and vehicles, whether owned or
leased, at all times. Uniform members shall not chew gum or similar substance
in court, on parade, or in contact with the general public.

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1.21

B.

Members assigned to civilian clothes shall not smoke, chew gum or tobacco
while in court or in personal contact with members of the general public while
representing the Department.

A.

Members shall not make any arrest, search, or seizure not in accordance with
law.

B.

Members shall not make any arrest, search, or seizure not in accordance with
Department procedure.

1.22

Members shall not verbally and/or physically mistreat persons who are in custody and
shall protect them from mistreatment by others. Members shall handle such persons in
accordance with law and Department procedure

1.23

A.

Members who use force or have knowledge of a use of force by a Department
member shall immediately notify a supervisor.

B.

Members shall not use more force in any situation than is reasonably necessary
under the circumstances. Members shall use force in accordance with law and
Department procedure.

C.

Members of the Department Shall not express, verbally or in writing any
prejudice or offensive comments concerning race, religion, national origin, lifestyle, gender, or similar personal characteristics.

1.24

Members of the Department, while acting in an official capacity, shall not fire any
weapon except as authorized by Department procedure.

1.25

A.

Members of the Department shall only draw or display their firearms in time of
demonstrated need or for official inspection. Members shall not use or handle
firearms in a careless or imprudent manner.

B.

Members shall not use or handle department issued weapons in a careless or
imprudent manner.

C.

Members will properly and safely store all authorized firearms, both on and
off-duty.

1.26

Members of the Department shall conduct themselves in a professional manner at all
times and adhere to proper radio discipline when using police radios and MDTs.

1.27

Members of the Department will not carry unauthorized radios while on duty in the field.

1.28

Members of the Department shall not knowingly visit any place of questionable
character, such as a house of prostitution, gambling establishment, or any place
frequented by criminals, except in the line of duty. No member shall knowingly
associate with individuals who operate or patronize such places.

1.29

Members of the Department shall not permit any person to remain in a police building or
vehicle unless the person's presence is necessary to the conduct of official business.

1.30

Members shall not permit any other person to possess, control, or use their badge or
credentials.

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1.31

Members shall not use Department real estate, equipment, vehicles, or other resources
for personal business.

1.32

Members shall not use or attempt to use their position as a police officer to influence the
decisions of government officials to the members' personal advantage

1.33

Members shall not undertake financial obligations which they know or should know they
will be unable to meet, and shall pay all legally enforceable debts when due.
SECTION TWO -– NEGLECT OF DUTY

2.01

Members will keep their commanding officer informed of their current residence and
telephone number. Changes in the above will be immediately reported on the
appropriate forms.

2.02

Members of the Department shall provide necessary advice and/or assistance to citizens
in a prompt and courteous manner, whether the request is made by telephone or in
person. Information from citizens relating to complaints or reports will be thoroughly
documented in accordance with existing Department procedure.

2.03

Members shall submit all necessary reports on time and in accordance with established
Departmental procedures. Reports submitted by members, as well as official statements,
whether verbal or written, shall not contain inaccurate, incomplete, or improper
information

2.04

Members of the Department will be thorough in the preparation of their cases for trial by
proper execution of legal documents, analysis, preservation of evidence, summoning of
witnesses, and review of testimony.

2.05

Members shall not play games, watch television or movies, or otherwise engage in
entertainment while on duty, except as may be required in the performance of duty.
They shall not engage in any activities or personal business that would cause them to
neglect or be inattentive to their duties.

2.06

Members shall remain awake while on duty. If unable to do so, they shall so report to
their immediate supervisor, who shall determine the proper course of action.

2.07

Members are obligated to take action in any criminal or emergency situation coming to
their attention, whether on or off-duty, in accordance with City ordinances, State law,
and Department policy. Members shall respond promptly whenever ordered to
emergency duty.

2.08

Members of the Department shall not congregate or loiter in any place or manner as to
bring discredit to the Department. No more than two uniformed officers shall
simultaneously eat in the same public restaurant. They shall direct their efforts to those
places and conditions that will have the greatest impact on crime and traffic conditions.

2.09

Members of the Department shall, at all times, respond promptly and safely to radio
calls. They shall, as soon as practical, make themselves available for further service. As
soon as practical, they shall notify their unit of actions taken.

2.10

Members of the Department shall immediately report to their superior officer all
information they acquire concerning crime or crime conditions.

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2.11
2.12

Members of the Department shall not conduct social or personal associations or
relationships with another person while on duty which would impair the operation or
efficiency of the Department.
Members are responsible for insuring the safety and welfare of persons and their
personal property when transporting or having custody of persons who are sick, injured,
arrested, or incapacitated in any way.

2.13

Any member of the Department becoming aware of, or receiving a complaint regarding
an infraction of Department regulations or violation of City ordinance or State law by
Department personnel, except civil matters arising outside the scope of the member's
employment or minor traffic violations, shall immediately report such conduct to their
supervisor if on-duty. If off-duty, the member shall report the information to their
supervisor or to the Internal Investigations Section Commander immediately upon
returning to duty.

2.14

A member of the Department receiving a complaint of, or becoming aware of any
infraction or violation by Department personnel shall not discuss such information with
anyone except their supervisor, the Internal Investigations Section or the Department
Advocate.

2.15

Any supervisor receiving information from a citizen concerning alleged misconduct by a
member of the Department shall conduct a preliminary investigation, if practical.

2.16

If there appears to be some justification of the complaint, including anonymous
complaints, the supervisor shall record the complaint on a Citizen's Complaint form as
soon as practical. If the complaint appears unjustified and the citizen continues to
demand a report, the receiving supervisor will submit a written report of the incident to
his unit commander.

2.17

Members shall immediately report to their commanding officer any arrests or court
actions instituted against them, except in civil matters arising outside the scope of their
employment or minor traffic violations.

2.26

A.

A member must, upon direction of the Police Chief or his designated
representative, respond completely and truthfully to all questions that are
specifically, directly and narrowly related to his performance as a police officer.
Since the member is required by rule and case law to answer, and has no right
against self incrimination, the response to such questions may be used only in the
application of administrative justice. The member is immune in any subsequent
related criminal proceeding from the uses of his answers or fruits thereof.

B.

Should the member fail or refuse to respond completely and truthfully to all
questions of this nature directed to him as a member of the Police Department, he
will be given a direct order to do so. Refusal or failure to then respond will result
in the pursuit of disciplinary action against the member for failure to obey the
order. That disciplinary action may result in administrative sanction against the
member which may include dismissal from his employment as a member of the
Police Department.

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SECTION THREE -– ATTENDANCE
3.01

A.

Members shall report for duty at the time and place required by assignment or
orders and shall be neatly and properly groomed, as well as physically and
mentally fit to perform their duties. They shall be properly equipped and
cognizant of information required for the proper performance of duty so that they
may immediately assume their duties.

B.

Sworn members reporting for duty in civilian clothing will wear acceptable
civilian attire of conservative color and design. Male members' attire to include a
coat and tie. Members assigned in old clothes (undercover or covert) will report
for duty as prescribed by their unit commander. Members assigned to auxiliary
services, i.e., Impound Unit, Court Property Unit, etc., will report for duty in
such clothing as prescribed by their unit commander.

C.

Sworn members on duty and assigned to the uniform force will report to court in
the uniform of the day. Members who are off-duty may report to court in either
the uniform of the day or in acceptable civilian attire of conservative color and
design. Male employees in conservative business attire will wear a suit or sport
coat with dress trousers, shirt, tie, and dress shoes. Female employees in
conservative business attire will wear business style dress/slacks or suit and dress
shoes.

D.

Sworn members assigned in old clothes (undercover or covert) or to auxiliary
services will, when appearing in court, dress in acceptable civilian attire as
outlined above. Members may wear the uniform of the day, providing they meet
current grooming standards.

E.

Civilian members reporting for duty will wear acceptable attire of conservative
design. Cutoffs, shorts, halter-tops, patched clothing, blue jeans, and other
bizarre type clothing is expressly prohibited.

3.02

Members of the Department shall not be absent from duty without first obtaining
permission.

3.03

Members, when reporting for or terminating their tour of duty, will report to their
immediate supervisor or that person designated as being in charge.

3.04

Members of the Department shall not be absent from any trial or hearing except for a
good cause. In such instances, they shall notify their superior officer at a reasonable
time before the trial or hearing begins.

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SECTION FOUR -– INSUBORDINATION
4.01

Members of the Department shall promptly obey the legitimate orders of superior
officers and other members acting in a supervisory capacity.
A.

Conflicting Orders
1. Department personnel who are given an order by a supervisor, that conflicts
with a previously issued order by a different supervisor, are to respectfully
inform the supervisor issuing the second order of the conflict. That supervisor
must then decide which order stands.
Department rank structure must be considered. Personnel are not responsible
for disobedience to an order they were properly ordered to disregard.

B.

Unlawful Orders
1.

Personnel are not to obey any order they know would require them to
commit an illegal act.

4.02

When two or more members of equal rank are simultaneously employed in the same
operation, the senior member shall be in charge, except when otherwise ordered.

4.03

Members of the Department shall conduct official business through channels as
indicated in the current organizational structure. Rank shall not be disregarded in
conducting official business except where authorized by the Police Chief, by law, or any
current labor agreement.

4.04

All command and supervisory personnel will be addressed by their correct title and last
name.

4.05

A member must, upon direction of the Police Chief or his designated representative,
respond completely and truthfully to all questions that are specifically, directly and
narrowly related to his performance as a police officer or member of the Police
Department.

4.06

A member must, upon direction of the Police Chief or his designated representative,
submit to a drug and/or alcohol test
SECTION FIVE -- DISHONESTY

5.01

No member shall knowingly make a false verbal statement in the performance of their
official duty or knowingly state, enter, or cause to be entered on any official documents
any false information. Nothing in this section shall preclude members from utilizing
appropriate investigative techniques while conducting investigations or interrogations.

5.02

Members of the Department shall not remove or attempt to remove any official record,
report, or citation from any file or take any official record from the office where it is
kept except in the performance of their duties.

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SECTION SIX -– SUBSTANCE ABUSE
6.01

Members shall not consume alcoholic beverages, be under the influence of, or have an
odor of an alcoholic beverage on their person, while in uniform or on duty except in the
performance of duty and while acting under proper and specific orders from a superior
officer.

6.02

Members shall not appear for duty or be on duty while under the influence of any illegal
controlled substances.

6.03

Members shall not possess or use any controlled substances except when prescribed in
the treatment of members by a physician or dentist. If prescribed a controlled substance
medication and are ingesting the substance, sworn personnel will immediately notify a
supervisor prior to reporting for duty.

6.04

Members shall not have alcoholic beverages, controlled substances or contraband on
their person or in any police installation or police vehicle except for legitimate purposes.
SECTION SEVEN -– CARE OF DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT

7.01

Members of the Department shall not operate any police equipment or vehicle unless
qualified and authorized to do so.

7.02

Members shall operate official vehicles in a careful and prudent manner and shall
conform to Department procedures pertaining to such operation (Official vehicles
include motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and horses).

7.03

Members shall, before use, examine any Department vehicle or equipment assigned to
them and report unrecorded damage or operational defects to their supervisor and make
necessary reports.

7.04

Members of the Department shall be responsible for the care of Department property of
every description and the prompt reporting of loss, damage, or defect.

7.05

Members assigned to operate police vehicles shall be responsible for the cleanliness of
such vehicles, including interior cleanliness.

7.06

Members shall not tamper with or disable any safety devices of any Department owned,
leased, or operated vehicles or equipment.

7.07

Members while operating, or riding as a passenger in the front seat of, a Department
owned or leased vehicle shall properly wear the seatbelt restraining device.
SECTION EIGHT -– UNIFORMS AND GROOMING

8.01

Members assigned to the uniform force may wear civilian clothing to and from their
duty station. The uniform hat will be worn only with the uniform of the day.

8.02

A.

Members of the Department shall not wear on their uniforms any insignia of a
fraternal organization or any insignia which would prejudice their position or
neutrality. Authorized insignia for service or achievement in the Police
Department may be worn.

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B.

Members will not wear any insignia or ornament of any kind upon any part of
their uniform or any item of civilian attire, while on duty, unless authorized by
the Police Chief.

8.03

Members of the Department shall keep their clothing or uniform in good repair, cleaned
and pressed; their shoes, belt and holster shined; and metal parts of their uniform
polished and will wear their uniform completely fastened. Uniformed members shall
wear prescribed headgear while outdoors. Members shall maintain a military bearing
and an alert attitude and appearance.

8.04

A.

Sworn members shall carry their badge and identification card when carrying
their Department approved firearm. Sworn members in civilian attire while in
police installations shall at all times wear their identification card in a visible
manner.

B.

Civilian members of the Department, while in police installations, shall at all
times wear their identification card in a visible manner.
SECTION NINE -- DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

9.01

The supervisor's portion of the Citizen's Complaint Form shall outline the allegations,
identifying principals and witness, and provide information developed as a result of any
preliminary investigation.

9.02

A supervisor may initiate a request for disciplinary action or a request for an
investigation as a result of personal knowledge or information from another source. In
such cases, the request will be routed through the normal chain of command unless such
routing would jeopardize the information or investigation. In any such cases, the request
may be given directly to any person in the chain of command. Any supervisor can issue
a written reprimand subject to review and approval by the affected bureau commander.
A.

The following table illustrates the authority attendant to each level of supervision
and command relative to disciplinary actions.
Corrective
Actions

Request
Written
Reprimand

Sergeant

X

X

Lieutenant

X

X

Captain

X

X

Assistant
Chief

X

X

X

Chief

X

N/A

X

Issue Written Suspension* Demotion* Dismissal* Withdrawal of
Reprimand
Outside Work
Privileges

X*

* Pending review by City Manager

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X*

X*

X

9.03

Any member who is the subject of a formal investigation shall be notified of the
investigation by the Internal Investigations Section, unless such notification would
jeopardize and/or hinder the investigation.

9.04

In addition to notifying the member who is the subject of the investigation, the Internal
Investigations Section will notify the member's commander and the Department
Advocate regarding the investigation.

9.05

A copy of the Citizen Complaint Form shall be routed in accordance with current
procedures. A notation in the blotter will be placed, advising the receipt of the
complaint, denoting the name of the complaining citizen, and who delivered the
complaint to the unit responsible for conducting the internal investigations, unless such
notation would hinder the complaint investigation.
A.

9.06

9.07

9.08

All complaints handled through the Citizen Complaint Resolution Process shall
be recorded in accordance with current procedures.

At the direction of the Police Chief, a complaint may be investigated either by the
Internal Investigations Section or the alleged infractor's unit.
A.

In any interrogation conducted by the Police Department Internal Investigations
Section or similar Police Department unit, an accused member shall have the
right to tape record his entire interrogation, including comments prior to and
following the actual questioning. The interrogation shall not be unreasonably
delayed because of the request for a tape recording.

B.

Upon completion of the investigation, the investigating officer will prepare a
report detailing his findings. The report will include his recommendations for the
type of closure and action, if any, to be initiated. It will also contain all
statements, photographs, and other pertinent materials with a final
recommendation to the Police Chief for action and closure.

The complaint investigation can result in any of the following types of closures:
A.

SUSTAINED - Where the allegation is supported by sufficient evidence to
determine that the incident occurred and the actions of the officer were improper.

B.

NOT SUSTAINED - Where there are insufficient facts to decide whether the
alleged misconduct occurred.

C.

EXONERATED - Where a preponderance of the evidence shows that the alleged
conduct did occur but did not violate policies, procedures, or training.

D.

UNFOUNDED - Where the investigation determined no facts to support that the
incident complained of actually occurred.

E.

SUSTAINED-OTHER - Sustaining of violation or misconduct other than the
allegation of the original complaint.

The Internal Investigations Section will notify the member and his commander of the
disposition of the complaint within five (5) days of the date the complaint is closed.

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9.09

9.10

9.11

The prime objective of a Disciplinary Hearing is to afford administrative justice. It is an
administrative process and is governed by administrative law, which dictates that the
primary objective of the hearing is the furtherance of the public interest rather than the
neutral arbitration of differences, which is the purpose of a court of law. Legal
technicalities will not be permitted to defeat the achievement of this objective.
The Police Chief shall designate Department Hearing Officers. The Hearing Officers
will conduct all Disciplinary Hearings held within the Department except when to do so
would be in conflict of interest, e.g., close personal friend, officer of equal or superior
rank, etc. In such case, the Police Chief will designate a different Hearing Officer or
will conduct the hearing himself.
Under ordinary circumstances, the accused member will be served a copy of Form 36,
Charge Sheet, at least five (5) days prior to the hearing date, indicating the charges
preferred and a basic statement of the facts causing the charges to be filed.
The location, date, and time of the hearing will be included in the form. The unit
responsible for conducting the internal investigations will be responsible for preparing
the Form 36, and causing same to be served.

NOTE: In the case of Division I employees, the Union President will also be served with a
copy of the Form 36, Charge Sheet.
9.12

It is not necessary to prepare formal charges and conduct a formal hearing if the hearing
can be dealt with by issuing a written reprimand.

9.13

The subject of an investigation which results in a Disciplinary Hearing, or his designated
representative, shall have the right to obtain a copy of any written or recorded statements
the subject has given which are to be used in the Disciplinary Hearing, provided he
makes a written request for such a copy prior to the hearing. The officer and/or his
representative shall be provided a reasonable time after receiving the statement to review
the materials prior to the hearing.

9.14

Any member of the Department who is required to appear at any hearing in his own
defense may select another member of any rank, with such member's consent, and/or an
attorney to accompany and represent him. However, any person who is required to
participate in the hearing in any other capacity is prohibited from participating as the
representative of a police officer who is the subject of the disciplinary hearing.

9.15

Any member being the subject of any hearing may have witnesses appear in his behalf.
Also any matters of mitigation may be presented to the Hearing Officer.

9.16

If the accused member desires to waive his right to legal representation and/or to present
witnesses, he will be requested to sign a form indicating a waiver of those rights.

9.17

Either the Internal Investigation Section Commander or his designate will act as
coordinator for hearings.

9.18

A written or taped record of all hearings conducted within the Police Department will be
made and kept on file for ten (10) years. The record will be stored at the office of the
Internal Investigations Section.

9.19

A prepared statement will be read concerning the authority and purpose of conducting
the hearing.

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9.20

The Charge Sheet with specifications against the accused will be read into the record.

9.21

The Hearing Officer will be permitted to question any witnesses and to call or recall any
witnesses, as he may deem necessary.

9.22

The Hearing Officer will arrive at a decision to sustain or not sustain the charges and
will notify the subject of the hearing when that decision is reached.

9.23

The recommendation, exclusive to the Hearing Officer and pending final approval, will
not be disclosed to the officer who is being disciplined unless the recommendation is for
dismissal. It shall be explained to the officer by the Hearing Officer that the
recommendation may be amended in the review process, with final approval by the City
Manager. The officer may have a representative or attorney present for this disclosure.

9.24

If the Hearing Officer determines that the charges are not sustained, no further action
will be taken subject to review and approval by the Police Chief. This does not preclude
counseling and/or training of a non-punitive nature.

9.25

The Hearing Officer will cause a report of the results of the hearing to be made in
writing. The report must contain the following:

9.26

A.

Time and date of the hearing.

B.

Location of the hearing.

C.

A list of those present at the hearing, including the identity of the person
representing the employee.

D.

The charges against the employee.

E.

If the employee is not represented, a statement from the employee
acknowledging his waiver of representation.

F.

A statement from the supervisor documenting the charges.

G.

A statement from the employee, should he wish to make a statement, concerning
the charges.

H.

The resolution of the charges and recommendation.

If the Hearing Officer sustains the charge(s), he will recommend either corrective
measures or disciplinary action to the Police Chief. Recommendations may include:
A.

Corrective Measures:
1.

Referral to Public Employees Assistance Program (PEAP)

2.

Oral Reprimand (documented via ESL)

3.

Administrative Insight process

4.

Training

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B.

Disciplinary Actions:
*1.

•
C.

Written Reprimand

2.

Suspension

3.

Demotion

4.

Dismissal

5.

Withdrawal of outside employment privileges when the outside
employment is the subject matter of the disciplinary proceeding or action

*A copy of any written reprimand that is issued to a Division 1 employee must
be given to the union steward who represents the employee.
Any combination of Section A., and/or one from Section B.

9.27

The Internal Investigations Section will ensure the execution of the necessary documents
and serve them on the member and also, when required, upon the union steward.

9.28

The Internal Investigations Section will ensure that the disciplinary documents are
served on the member and will advise the member's unit commander and the Department
Advocate of the sanction imposed. The member's unit commander will advise the
Internal Investigations Section at the time the stipulated penalty has been completed
whereupon the Internal Investigations Section will so notify the Police Chief.

9.29

The Police Chief may suspend an officer, without pay, pending review by the City
Manager, based on the severity of the infraction, safety of the public, or potential for
jeopardizing the reputation or objectives of the Police Department.

9.30

If the member is suspended, without pay, the City Manager shall review the cause of that
suspension within five (5) calendar days of suspension.
SECTION TEN -- APPEAL

10.01 Any member of the Department may appeal disciplinary action in accordance with
Personnel Policies and Procedures of the Department of Personnel. All forms of
disciplinary action which are not acceptable to the Civil Service Commission or the
courts, except written and oral reprimands shall be subject to review through Steps 3, 4,
5 and 6 of the grievance procedure.
10.02 The notice of appeal must be in writing and filed not later than ten (10) days after the
order of disciplinary action has been filed by the appointing authority with the Civil
Service Commission, in accordance with Civil Service Commission Policies and
Procedure and State law. Upon receipt of such an appeal, the Commission shall hear
such appeal within thirty (30) days after the time-stamped date of receipt of the written
appeal.

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SECTION ELEVEN -- TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM DUTY
11.01 A supervisor may, for a period not to exceed the member's regular or remaining tour of
duty, temporarily relieve from duty a member under his or her supervision on the
grounds that the member is unfit for duty. "Unfit for duty" may include any physical or
mental condition which might, in the judgment of the supervisor, render the member
incapable of adequately performing duties; or performing them in such a way as to
embarrass or discredit the Department, or jeopardize the safety of any person or
property. The supervisor shall immediately notify the affected member's commander.
During the night season, the ranking command officer on duty will also be notified. The
member will be carried on the personnel report as "Sick With Pay".
11.02 A member can also be relieved of duty because of misconduct. The supervisor in charge
will relieve the employee of duty and immediately notify the employee's unit
commander. The supervisor when relieving the employee of duty will:
A.

Inform the employee of the charge.

B.

Give the employee notice of the factual basis for the charge.

C.
D.

Give the employee an opportunity to explain to the supervisor why he should not
relieve him of duty. Request the employee submit a Form 17 stating all pertinent
information about the incident.
Direct the employee to report to the Police Chief's Office at 0900 hours. The
Police Chief, or his designate, will determine whether to suspend the employee
without pay or return the employee to duty.

E.

Ensure the employee is safely removed.

11.03 In either of the above, if circumstances warrant, the member will be relieved of his
official identification, badge, wreath, Department firearm, ammunition and taser.
SECTION TWELVE -- SUSPENSION
12.01 Officer suspension of more than five (5) days will require that the officer immediately be
relieved of gun, badge, wreath, identification card, and ammunition. A receipt will be
issued to the officer for the items held. If the suspension is for five (5) days or less, the
officer's equipment need not be surrendered. Rather, the officer will be notified of the
suspension dates, with admonishment that the police powers are suspended and the
carrying of or use of the police equipment is prohibited.

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SECTION THIRTEEN -- DISMISSAL
13.01 In accordance with Civil Service Rules and State Law, any member may be dismissed
from the Department when proven guilty of any of the following:
•

Incompetency

•

Inefficiency

•

Dishonesty

•

Substance Abuse

•

Insubordination

•

Immoral Conduct

•

Neglect of Duty

•

Failure of Good Behavior

•

Discourteous Treatment of the Public

•

Violation of Civil Service Law

•

Violation of Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service Commission
SECTION FOURTEEN – PROBATIONERY PERSONNEL

14.01 A probationary employee may be removed or demoted, in accordance with current Civil
Service Rules and the Personnel Policies and Procedures of the Department of
Personnel.

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SECTION FIFTEEN - DISCIPLINARY TABLE

A

Any Corrective Measure Outline in Rule 9.26, Section A.

B

Written Reprimand

C

Hearing (1-5 days suspension)

D

Hearing (5-7 days suspension)

E

Hearing (7-11 days suspension)

F

Hearing (11 days suspension or more, demotion, or dismissal)

G

Hearing (dismissal)

H

Hearing (suspension without pay)

All time lengths for repeated conduct are based on a 36-month period unless
otherwise stated.
Section One - Failure of Good Behavior
1.01a
1.01b
1.01c
1.01d
1.01e
1.01f
1.01g
1.02a (three years)
1.02b (three years) 3rd/4th degree
1.02b (three years) 1st/2nd degree
1.02b (three years) theft offense per
2913.01 ORC
1.02c (three years) felony
1.02c felony-violation of 124.34 ORC
1.02d felony traffic/criminal law
indictment
1.03
1.04
1.05 (negligent circumstances)
1.05 (intentional circumstances)
1.06a
1.06b
1.06c
1.06d
1.07
1.08
1.09
1.10a
1.10b
1.10c
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1st

2nd

3rd

4th

A
A
B
C
D
E
F
A/B
C
D
F

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
B
D
E
G

B
C
D
E
F
G

C
D
E
F
G

C
F
F

D
G
G

F
G
H

G

B
A
A
D
A
A
B
D
B
B
A
A
B
B

C
A/B
B
F
A
B
C
E
F
D
B
B
C
D

D
B
C
G
B
C
D
F
G
F
C
C
D
F

F
C
D
C
D
F
G
D
D
F
G

1.10d
1.11
1.12
1.13
1.13a

B
A
A
B
F

D
B
B
C
G

F
C
C
D

G
D
D
F

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

1.14
1.15a
1.15b
1.16a
1.16b
1.16c
1.16d
1.17a
1.17b
1.18
1.19
1.20a
1.20b
1.21
1.22a (verbal abuse)
1.22b (physical abuse)
1.23a
1.23b
1.23c
1.24
1.25a
1.25b
1.25c
1.26
1.27
1.28
1.29
1.30
1.31
1.32
1.33

B
A
B
B
B
B
A
C
B
A
E
A
A
B
A
C
E
E
D
C
B
A
A
A
A
B
A/B
C
B
C
A

C
B
C
D
C
C
B
D
C
B
F
A
A
C
B
D
F
F
E
D
C
B
B
A
A
C
B
D
C
D
B

D
C
D
F
D
D
C
F
D
C
G
B
B
D
C
F
G
G
G
F
D
C
C
B
B
D
C
F
D
F
C

F
D
F
G
F
F
D
G
F
D

Section Two - Neglect of Duty

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

A
A
A
A/B
A
A
B
A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
B

B
B
B
B
B
B
C
B
B
B
B
C

C
C
C
C
C
C
D
C
C
C
C
D

D
D
D
D
D
D
F
D
D
D
D
F

Section One - Continued

2.01
2.02
2.03
2.04
2.05
2.06
2.07
2.08
2.09
2.10
2.11
2.12
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C
C
F
D
G

G
F
D
D
C
C
F
D
G
F
G
D

2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
2.26a
2.26b

B
A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
F
F

C
B
B
B
B
G
G

D
C
C
C
C

F
D
D
D
D

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

A
A
A
A
A
B
A/B
A

A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
C
B
A

B
B
B
B
B
D
C
B

C
C
C
C
C
F
D
C

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

4.01 (non-serious)
4.01 (serious)
4.02
4.03
4.04
4.05
4.06

A/B
C
A
A/B
A
F
F

B
D
B
B
A
G
G

C
F
C
C
B

D
G
D
D
C

Section Five - Dishonesty

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

G
B

C

D

F

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

C
F
B
B

D
G
C
C

F

G

F
D

G
F

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

A/B
per
per
A
A
A
B
B

B
current
current
A/B
B
A/B
C
C

C
guidelines
guidelines
B
C
B
D
D

D

Section Three - Attendance
3.01a
3.01b
3.01c
3.01d
3.01e
3.02
3.03
3.04 (one year)
Section Four - Insubordination

5.01
5.02
Section Six -Substance Abuse
6.01
6.02
6.03
6.04
Section Seven - Care of Department
Equipment
7.01
7.02 (category 1 accidents)
7.02 (category 2 accidents)
7.03
7.04
7.05
7.06
7.07

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C
D
C
E
E

Section Eight - Uniforms and Grooming
8.01
8.02a
8.02b
8.03
8.04a
8.04b

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

A
A
A
A
A
A

A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B
A/B

B
B
B
B
B
B

C
C
C
C
C
C

SECTION SIXTEEN – INDEX

A
Absence from duty
from trial or hearing
Advertisement, use of name in
Affiliation with organizations
Alcoholic beverages, appearing for duty
consumption in uniform
possession of
under the influence of
Appeals
Appearance personal
Arrests, illegal
reporting of
Association, social or personal while on duty
Availability for service

3.01, 3.02
3.04
1.11
1.19
6.01
6.01
6.04
6.01
10.01, 10.02
3.01, 8.03
1.21
2.18
2.11
2.08, 2.09

B
Badge, to be carried
use of
Business, attempting to influence

8.04
1.13, 1.30
1.14

C
Case preparation
Cases, interfering with
Charge Sheet, serving on member
Chewing gum
Citizen complaints, processing of
Receiving
Citizen Complaint Resolution
Civilian attire
clothing to and from duty station
Civilians, wearing of identification card
Cleanliness of clothing
police vehicles
Closure of complaints, types of
Clothing, condition of
Code of Ethics.
Complaints, handling of
Confidentiality of official business
Complaint Resolution
Conflicting Orders
Congregating by members
Contraband
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2.04
1.16
9.11
1.20
9.05
2.13, 2.15
9.05A
3.01
8.01
8.04
8.03
7.05
9.07
8.03
0.50
2.02
1.08
9.05A
4.01A,B
2.08
6.04
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Controlled substances.
possession of
under the influence of
Court, absence from
Courtesy, dealing with public, subordinates, superiors and associates
Covert (undercover) officer, recognition
Credentials, improper use of
use by another
Crime conditions, reporting of
Criminal contents, divulging contents
Criminal or emergency situations
Criminals, association with

6.03
6.02
3.04
1.06A, 2.02
1.05
1.13
1.30
2.10
1.07
2.07
1.59

D
Damage to equipment, reporting
Disagreements involving members
Discipline
Appeals
Charge Sheet, serving on member
citizen complaints, processing of
receiving
closure of complaints, types of
dismissal
General Precepts of Hearings
Hearing Officer, Police Chief will determine
Hearings
investigation of complaints
notifying member of complaint and disposition
objectives of hearings
penalties, notification and service of
types of
preparing citizen complaints
probationary personnel
record of hearings, to be kept
relief from duty, temporary
representation at hearings
summary of hearing
supervisor initiating request for disciplinary action
suspension pending City Manager hearing
testimony at hearing, member required to answer
waiver of rights at hearings
witnesses at hearings
Dismissal
Department representation, without approval
Drinking, while on duty
Drug testing
Duty, absence from
reporting for and terminating
E
Emergencies, responding to
Entertainment, while on duty
Equal rank, senior officer in charge
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7.03
1.04
9.00
10.01, 10.02
9.11
9.05
2.13, 2.15
9.07
13.01
9.09
9.10
9.10
9.01, 9.06
9.03, 9.08
9.09
9.22, 9.23, 9.24, 9.26
9.26
2.16, 9.01
14.01
9.18
11.01, 11.02, 11.03
9.14
9.25, 9.26
9.02
9.29, 9.30
2.26
9.16
9.15
13.01
1.10
6.01
4.06
3.02
3.01, 3.03
2.07
2.05
4.02

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Equipment, authority to operate
careful use of
personal use of
Ethics, Code of

7.01
7.02
1.31
0.50

F
Felony traffic/criminal law indictment
Financial Obligations
Firearms, careless use of
carrying of
drawing or displaying of
use of
Force, use of

1.02
1.33
1.25
8.04
1.25
1.24
1.23

G
General Precepts of Hearings
Government, influencing officials of
Gratuities, solicit

9.09
1.32
1.15

H
Hearing, absence from
Hearing Officer, Police Chief will determine
Hearings, types of

3.04
9.14
9.10

I
Identification, improper use of
Identification card, civilians wearing of
to be carried
Illegal searches and seizures
Influence, Use of
Insignia, wearing of on uniform
Interfering with, lawful business
Interior cleanliness, vehicles
Investigation of complaints
off duty
interfering with
required to answer

1.13
8.04
8.04
1.21
1.32
8.02
1.14
7.05
9.01, 9.06
1.16
1.16
4.05

J
Job specifications, responsibility and authority to

1.03

L
Laws and ordinances, obedience to
Loitering

1.02
2.08

M
Mistreatment of persons, verbally and physically

1.22

Neglect of duty .
Notifying member of complaint and disposition
member's commander of complaint

2.05
9.03, 9.08
9.04

N

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O
Obedience to laws and ordinances
Objectives of hearings
Official business, confidentiality
Official position, use of
Operation of police vehicles
Orders of superior officers, obedience to
Organization structure, official business
through channels
Outside employment

1.02
9.09
1.08
1.13, 1.32
7.02
4.01
4.03
1.12

P
Penalties, notification and service of
types of
Personal appearance
use of equipment .
Personal gain, use of influence
Persons in police buildings
Physical fitness
Plainclothes officer, recognition of
Police installations, smoking in
Police vehicles, smoking in
Prejudice, will not express
Preparing citizen complaints
Prescribed medicine
Probationary personnel
Professional or commercial service, recommending
Political matters, participation in
Property, reporting loss or damage to
Property personal, responsibility for

9.22, 9.23
9.26
3.01, 8.03
1.30
1.32
1.29
3.01
1.05
1.20
1.20
1.06B
2.16, 9.01
6.03
14.01
1.09
1.18
7.04
2.12

R
Radio calls, responding to
Radio conduct
Radios, unauthorized
Recognition of plainclothes officer
Recommend, professional or commercial service
Record of hearing to be kept
Records (criminal), divulging contents
Relief from duty, temporary
Reporting for duty.
loss or damage to Department property
of vehicle damage
Reports, removal without authority
submitted on time
submitted truthful and complete
Representation at hearings
Representing, Police Department
Residence, informing supervisor of current
Rules, violation of

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2.09
1.26
1.27
1.05
1.09
9.18
1.07
11.01, 11.02, 11.03
3.01, 3.03
7.04
7.03
5.02
5.01
5.01
9.14
1.10
2.01
1.01

S
Searches and seizures, illegal
Senior officer, in charge
Service, availability for
Sexual Harassment (Verbal)
Sleeping on duty
Smoking, in police installations
in police vehicles
uniform or civilian clothing
Societies, membership in
Solicit, gratuities
Statements, improper
Summary of hearing
Supervisor, initiating request for disciplinary action
Supervisors, use of correct title
Suspension pending City Manager hearing

1.21
4.02
2.09
1.06
2.06
1.20
1.20
1.20
1.19
1.15
1.10
9.25, 9.26
9.02
4.04
9.29, 9.30

T
Telephone number, informing supervisor of current
Terminating tour of duty
Testimony at hearing, member required to answer
Titles, addressing supervisors
Trial, absence from
preparation for.
Tobacco, chewing of

2.01
3.03
2.26
4.04
3.04
2.04
1.20

U
Unauthorized persons in building or vehicle
Unauthorized radio
Under influence of alcoholic beverage or controlled substance
Undercover officer, recognition of
Unethical practices
Uniform, condition of
hat, wearing of
insignia, wearing of
wearing parts of
Use of badge for personal gain
force
name in testimonial or advertisement

1.29
1.27
6.02
1.05
1.17
8.03
8.03
8.02
8.01
1.13
1.23
1.11

V
Vehicles, careful use of
cleanliness of
inspection of
Violation of Department rules
Visiting questionable places

7.02
7.05
7.03
1.01
1.28

W
Waiver of rights at hearings
Weapons, careless use of
drawing or displaying of
use of
Witnesses at hearings
Work rules of assignment
Revised 08/22/08, Replaces 03/25/07

9.16
1.25
1.25
1.24
9.15
1.03
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