Rules of Conduct

  1. What is "to guide and determine present and future decisions"
  2. What is based upon police ethics and experience, the desires of the community, and the mandates of the law
  3. A method of performing an operation or a manner of proceeding on a course of action
  4. A written prohibition or requirement designed to prevent deviations from policy or procedure
  5. An act of personal behavior based on certain principles.
  6. Any lawful instruction or command given by a supervisor of the Department to another Department employee
  7. When a planned operation involves two or more subdivisions, who will supervise the operation?
    The subdivision supervising the operation will be determined during the planning stage.
  8. In the event that the Chief of Police is incapacitated, who shall assume the position?
    the Assistant Chief of the Operations Bureau or a replacement is designated by the City Manager
  9. a written record of an employee interview (oral) conducted by a supervisor to inform an employee that desirable/undesirable conduct or performance has been noted.
  10. What is the objective of a supervisory/employee interview form?
    To improved performance or attitude on the part of the employee
  11. Is the supervisory/employee interview from considered a form of discipline?
  12. A formal, written notice to an employee, characterized by an account of conduct which is not in keeping with the rules, orders, or directives of the Department
  13. Who are empowered to author and issue Supervisory/Employee Interview forms
    Sergeants and Civilian Supervisors
  14. Who are empowered to issue Supervisory/Employee Interview forms, and make recommendations to the Chief of Police for written reprimands, suspensions, demotions and dismissals.
    • Assistant Chiefs
    • Majors
    • Captains
    • Lieutenants
    • Civilian Managers
  15. Who is empowered to order suspension from duty with or without pay, layoff, demotion, or dismissal from the Department
    The City Manager
  16. How many level of the chain can an supervisory/interview form be orally appealed?
    Only 2
  17. Who will have the final appeal for all letters of reprimand
    Chief of Police
  18. An appeal may be granted in writing for a suspension, demotion, or dismissal to ______ within how many days____
    • The City Manager
    • Five days
  19. Who can a supervisor in Internal Affairs relieve from duty?
    any employee, regardless of rank, except for the Police Chief
  20. What examples of why a supervisor relieve an employee from duty?
    Fitness for duty or emotional distress
  21. Any relief from duty exceeding one (1) week will be confirmed by?
    The Chief of Police in writing
  22. After being relieved from duty, an employee shall not:
    • Take any official police action.
    • Work any off-duty police employment
    • Wear a police uniform
    • Be armed
    • Operate a City-owned vehicle
  23. Conduct consist of:
    • Attendance for Duty
    • Being an accessory to a disciplinary offense prohibited
    • Breach of confidence prohibited
    • Corrupt practices prohibited
    • Political Practices, on or off duty, soliciting, campaigning, lobbying, prohibitions
    • Damage to city property prohibited
    • Disobedience to orders prohibited
    • Falsehood prohibited
    • Malingering prohibited
    • Insubordinate or oppressive conduct prohibited
    • Neglect of duty prohibited
    • Neglect of personal appearance prohibited
    • Unlawful or unnecessary exercise of authority prohibited
  24. Communicating or giving police information to another which may hinder an investigation.
    Breach of confidence
  25. Divulging any information, without authority, relating to the business of the department or to an investigation being conducted
    Breach of Confidence
  26. Participating in a speaking engagement or attending a convention as an official representative of the department without prior approval or authority
    Breach of Confidence
  27. Permitting any person, who is not a member of the department, to use an official badge or credentials.
    Breach of Confidence
  28. To regularly or continuously associate or have dealings with a person whom an employee knows to be under active criminal investigation or indictment, or who has a reputation in the community or the department for present involvement in felonious or criminal behavior, except as necessary in the performance of official duties.
    Breach of Confidence
  29. Participating in any advertising scheme or enterprise related to or based upon employment with the Department, or permitting the use of any photograph associated with, or the name of the City or a City employee for advertising purposes without the permission of the Chief of Police.
    Corrupt practices
  30. Acceptance of a bribe.
    Corrupt practices
  31. Failure to account for or to make prompt and true return of any money or property received, found, or confiscated in an official capacity.
    Corrupt practices
  32. Illegal gambling or being present at an illegal gambling game except for the purpose of an official police investigation.
    Corrupt practices
  33. Receiving or retaining for personal use any property or evidence which has been discovered, gathered, or received in connection with a Department function
    Corrupt practices
  34. Soliciting a special privilege or using position for personal gain or private advantage or for the advantage of another
    corrupt practices
  35. Soliciting a reward, present, or gratuity
    corrupt practices
  36. When representing the Department, either on or off duty, employees shall not engage in any political activity, solicit or receive any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political party or purpose
    Political Practices, on or off duty, soliciting, campaigning, lobbying
  37. Disobedience to orders prohibited:
    • Failure to promptly obey an order of a superior
    • Disobedience of any rule, order, or directive
  38. Damage to city property
    • Failing to report any theft or loss of or damage to any property owned by the City
    • Carelessly, negligently, or intentionally causing waste, loss or damage to any City property.
  39. Falsehood prohibited
    • Altering or erasing any entry in any official report, record, or document
    • Falsification of an official report.
  40. Untruthfulness
    Making any false complaint or statement against any employee of the Department.
    Falsehood prohibited
  41. Knowingly making or signing any false or inaccurate statement in any official investigation, report, or record, or attempting to induce or cause another to do so
    Falsehood prohibited
  42. Consuming an intoxicating beverage while in uniform or on duty except in the performance of duty.
  43. Being unfit for regular duty due to consumption of intoxicating liquor or any chemical agent
  44. Unlawful use of a controlled substance such as cannabis
  45. Doing or committing any act which delays return to duty
    Feigning or exaggerating sickness or injury.
    Malingering prohibited
  46. Failure to promptly report misconduct of any City employee, including any violation of a Department rule, order, or directive to an immediate supervisor or the Office of Internal Affairs
    Insubordinate or oppressive conduct
  47. Insubordination by work, act or deed
    Insubordinate or oppressive conduct
  48. Supervisory/Employee Interview forms will be routed via chain of command by placing initials on the form.  Who will forward the form to employees personnel file
    Office of internal affairs
  49. Who has the power to veto any disciplinary action of a subordinate
    Chief of Police
Card Set
Rules of Conduct
Policy 118