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Policy Information and Training Summary

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Policy Information

The Santa Clara Police Department is dedicated to being as transparent as possible with respect to our day-to-day operations and interactions with the public, while adhering to current policies, rules and guidelines of this Department. However, for safety reasons, information that is tactical or sensitive in nature has been redacted.

The Department is transitioning to Lexipol, which is based on constitutional law and a “best practice” philosophy. Lexipol is the industry standard, and is currently used by the majority of California Law Enforcement agencies.

The balance of the Lexipol Policy Manual will be uploaded as each section is finalized. The Policy Manual is subject to frequent updates based upon changes in State or Federal laws and/or best practices. As changes occur, the most recent polices will be posted.

Lexipol
Policy Number
 Policy Title  Issue Date
   Table of Contents  November, 2018
   Chief's Introduction  November, 2018
   Law Enforcement Code of Ethics  November, 2018
   Mission Statement  November, 2018
   Unified Expectations  November, 2018
   Values Statement  November, 2018
 

 Chapter 1 - Law Enforcement Role and Authority
100 - Law Enforcement Authority
101 - Chief Executive Officer
102 - Oath of Office
103 - Policy Manual

100 - April, 2019

Balance - July, 2019

   Chapter 2 - Organization and Administration
200 - Organizational Structure and Responsibility
201 - General Orders
202 - Emergency Management Plan
203 - Training Policy
204 - Electronic Mail
205 - Administrative Communications
206 - Staffing Levels
 July, 2019
   Chapter 3 - General Operations
300 - Use of Force
307 - Vehicle Pursuits

300 - December, 2019
 
307 - October, 2018

   Chapter 4 - Patrol Operations
414 - Immigration Violations
423 - Portable Audio/Video Recorders
434 - Opioid Medical Aid and Response 
 July, 2019
     

Non-Lexipol 
Policy Number

Policy Title

 Issue Date
 1.4  Less Lethal Force  February, 2016
 1.6  Officer Involved Serious Injury or Fatal Incidents  April, 2006
 1.7  Critical Incident Leave  April, 2006
 1.8  Weapons and Ammunition - Specifications  July, 2008
 1.9  Concealed Weapons Permits  December, 2014
 2.1  Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid  April, 2006
 13.1  Building Security  September, 2015
 15.1  Crime Analysis  April, 2006
 16.2  Specialized Assignments  October, 2017
 16.3  Reserve Police Officers  April, 2006
 16.4  Volunteers  October, 2015
 16.5  Non-Sworn Employees  January, 2013
 16.6  Explorers and Cadets  April, 2006
 16.7  Sergeants Movement Program  December, 2015
 16.35  Special Events Police Officer  October, 2014
 17.4  Accounting  April, 2006
 21.2  Classification and Delineation of Duties - Special Events / Operations  January, 2013
 21.3  Classification and Delineation of Duties - Field Operations  December, 2014
 21.4  Classification and Delineation of Duties - Investigations Division  December, 2014
 21.5  Classification and Delineation of Duties - Administrative Services Division  December, 2014
 21.6  Community Service Officer II Rotation Policy  August, 2018
 21.7  Body Modifications  April, 2006
 22.2  Benefits  April, 2006
 22.3  Outside Employment, Extra Duty Employment, Divisional Overtime and Stadium Overtime  April, 2015
 22.4  Shift Trades  April, 2006
 22.5  Chaplaincy Program  July, 2007
 22.6  Seniority  April, 2006
 22.7  Peer Support  April, 2006
 25.1  Grievance Procedure  April, 2006
 26.1  Disciplinary Procedures  October, 2014
 26.2  Service Award Program  December, 2014
 26.4  Nepotism and Conflicts of Interest  April, 2006
 31.1  Recruitment - Administrative Practices and Procedures  April, 2006
 32.2  Selection - Administrative Practices and Procedures  April, 2006
 33.4  Training and Career Development - Recruit Training  April, 2006
 33.5  In-Service, Roll-Call and Advanced Training  April, 2006
 33.7  Civilian Training  April, 2006
 33.9  Travel Expense Report  April, 2006
 35.1  Performance Appraisals  September, 2015
 41.1  Field Operations - Administration  December, 2014
 41.2  Field Operations - Operations  December, 2014
 41.3   Field Operations - Equipment  December, 2014
 41.4  Labor Disputes  April, 2006
 41.5  Fires  April, 2006
 41.6  Hate Crimes  April, 2006
 41.7  Respiratory Protection Program  April, 2006
 41.8  Police Service Dogs  December, 2014
 41.9  Missing Persons and Amber Alerts  April, 2006
 42.1  Criminal Investigation - Organization and Administration  April, 2006
 42.2  Criminal Investigations - Operations  April, 2006
 42.3  Informant Control Policy  December, 2014
 43.1  Organized Crime and Vice Control - Organization and Administration  April, 2006
 43.2  Organized Crime and Vice Control - Operations  April, 2006
 44.2  Juvenile Operations - Operations  April, 2006
 45.1  Community Services - Organization and Operations  April, 2006
 45.2  Community Relations  April, 2006
 45.3  Language Access Services for Limited English Proficient Persons  April, 2010
 45.4  Fair and Impartial Policing   July, 2010
 46.1  Unusual Occurrences  December, 2014
 46.3  Honor Guard  December, 2014
 51.1  Criminal Intelligence - Administration and Operations  April, 2006
 52.1  Internal Affairs - Administration and Operations  July, 2007
 53.2  Staff Inspections  April, 2006
 54.1  Media Relations Policy  April, 2006
 54.2  Public Information Policy  July, 2007
 54.3  Database Access   February, 2008
 55.1  Victim and Witness Program  April, 2006
 61.1  Traffic Enforcement  December, 2014
 61.2  Traffic Collision Investigation  July, 2008
 61.3  Traffic Direction and Control  April, 2006 
 61.4  Traffic - Ancillary Services  July, 2008
 71.1  Prisoner Transportation - Transport Operations  April, 2006
 71.2  Restraining Devices  April, 2006
 71.3  Special Transport Situations  April, 2006
 71.4  Transport Equipment  April, 2006
 71.5  Prisoner Transportation - Documentation  April, 2006
 72.1  Temporary Holding Facilities  March, 2017
 74.1  Records  July, 2011
 74.3  Criminal Process  April, 2006
 81.1  Communications - Administration  October, 2014
 81.2    December, 2014
 81.3  False Alarm Ordinance  December, 2014
 82.1  Records - Administration  April, 2006
 82.2  Records - Field Reporting and Management  April, 2006
 82.3  Records  April, 2006
 82.4  Report Writing  April, 2006
 83.1  Collection and Preservation of Evidence - Administration  April, 2006
 83.2  Collection and Preservation of Evidence - Operations  April, 2006
 83.3  Collection and Preservation of Evidence - Evidence Handling  April, 2006
 84.1  Property and Evidence Control - Administration and Operations  April, 2013
 91.1  Domestic Violence  July, 2009
 91.2  Reporting of Dependent Elder Abuse  April, 2006
 91.3  Line-up Protocol  April, 2006
 92.1  Personnel Dress Code  April, 2006
 92.2  Police Department Ride-Alongs  April, 2006
 92.3  Dispatch and Dispatch Supervisor Uniform Specifications  January, 2010
 93.1  Funeral Policy  April, 2008
 93.2  Conduct of Officers During Display of National Colors  April, 2006
 95.2  Chemical Testing - Arrestees  September, 2010
 96.1  Refusal of Care Transport  April, 2006
 96.2  Mental Health Services and Evaluations  December, 2014
 96.3  Confidential Information from Mental Health  April, 2006
 96.4  Protocol for Family Notification  April, 2006
 96.5  Megan's Law  April, 2006
 96.7  Recording of Custodial Interrogations  April, 2006
 96.8  Social Media  April, 2013
 96.9  Automated External Defibrillator   December, 2014
 97.1  Mentoring Program  March, 2015
 98.2  Body Worn Camera Systems  October, 2015
 98.3    October, 2015
 98.4  Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR)  April, 2016
 98.5  Load Bearing Vest for Patrol Use  June, 2016
   Field Training Officer Manual  

 

Training Summary

The Santa Clara Police Department ensures its personnel, sworn and civilian professionals, possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a high level of service to the community and enhance the overall effectiveness of our personnel.

The Department seeks to provide ongoing training and encourages all personnel to participate
in advanced training and formal education on a continual basis. Training is provided within the
confines of funding, requirements of a given assignment, staffing levels, and legal mandates.
Whenever possible, the Department will use courses certified by the California Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Training Type Requirement(s) Fulfilled Date
 Training Flash  Vehicle Impounds and the Community Caretaking Doctrine  January, 2020
Advanced Officer Training Assembly Bill 392 - POST certified course outline
Assembly Bill 392 - PowerPoint
Domestic Violence update
Domestic Violence - PowerPoint
First Aid, CPR, AED refresher
Community Service Officer and Jail Service Officer ACT/DeTac Class
 January, 2020
 Training Flash  Hayes v. County of San Diego  January, 2020
 In-House Training
(lateral and new recruits)
 Field Tactics for K-9 Operations   February, 2020
 In-House Training  Arrest and Control Tactics  February, 2020
 In-House Training  Firearms  February, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Briefing Training and Motel Room Entry and Search attachment 2/13/20  February, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Briefing Training 2/18/20  February, 2020
 Training Flash  Pre-Shooting Conduct & 5150 Type Incidents  February, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Briefing Training 2/19/20  February, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Impact of AB 392 on Officer Involved Incidents   February, 2020
 Training Flash  Coronavirus Prevention and Preparedness  March, 2020
 Training Flash  Coronavirus Prevention, Preparedness and Response  March, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Briefing Training 3/7/20 - People vs. Delrio - Identifying Vehicle Passengers in a Car Stop  March, 2020
 Training Flash  Pretext Calls  March, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training  Briefing Training 3/8/20  March, 2020
 Training Flash  Training Flash 3/13/20 and corresponding audio  March, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training   Briefing Training 3/16/20  March, 2020
 Training Flash  Coronavirus Response Juvenile Hall Bookings   March, 2020
 Training Flash  AXON product disinfecting  March, 2020
 Patrol Briefing Training   Public Health Emergency by California Commission on POST, Medical Respirator Fitting Instructions, California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates, CDC Briefing, Proper Glove Removal, etc.  March, 2020
 Training Flash  SC County Public Health COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order, Law Enforcement Authority to Enforce Health Officer Order, SC County Shelter-in-Place FAQ, Health and Safety Code 120220 and Code 120275  March, 2020
 One Minute Brief  Jail and Courthouse Density Options 3/25/20  March, 2020
 Training Flash  Fingerprinting Juveniles 3/25/20  March, 2020
 One Minute Brief  Receiving Stolen Vehicles 3/27/20  March, 2020

 

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