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Station commanders may designate ------ or--------to assist with coordinating and implementing the civilian observer program

Assistant station commanders or unit directors

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Citizens completing training in the citizens police Academy, cellular on patrol, volunteers in policing, victims Advocacy, and family assistance crisis team are entitled to a minimum of how many rides?

One

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Prior to approving the civilian to ride as an observer in a police vehicle, the approving authority shall conduct a search in the civilian observer program database to check to see if they have been a rider in the past; if they have, who will determine if the civilian will be approved to ride again?

Office of the chief

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Can civilians ride as an observer in a police vehicle with relatives on the department?

No this includes spouses

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How old must the civilian observer be to ride in a police vehicle?

18 years of age or older

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Can a civilian observer carry a flashlight during the police vehicle ride?

Yes

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Can a civilian observer use audio or video recording devices like their camera phone during the police vehicle ride?

No
It will only be allowed if prior authorization is received from the police media services detail

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Whose responsibility is it to ensure that the civilian observer program is implemented and administered according to procedure?

Station commander

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Any incident involving the civilian observer is documented in a written report by the officer and is routed through --------to --------

Officer's chain of command to the office of the chief

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What are the officer's responsibilities in regards to instructing the civilian observer on any special requirements prior to their ride in the police vehicle?

1) Actions to take during dangerous or emergency situations
2). When to get in or out of the police vehicle when responding to routine calls

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The civilian observer program is administered and coordinated by the ------- where the civilian observer will be assigned during the ride.

Station commander having command authority over the service area

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.04 AUTHORIZATION PROCESS
A. Approval for any civilian to ride as an observer in a police vehicle must be obtained in advance of each ride by contacting, in person, one of the following:
1. The ____, ____, or _____of the service area or unit where the civilian is requesting to ride;
2. The Commander of the Police Training Academy; or
3. The Office of the Chief.

station commander, assistant station commander or unit director

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.04 AUTHORIZATION PROCESS
A. Approval for any civilian to ride as an observer in a police vehicle must be obtained in advance of each ride by contacting, in person, one of the following:
1. The station commander, assistant station commander or unit director of the service area or unit where the
civilian is requesting to ride;
2. The ______; or
3. The Office of the Chief.

Commander of the Police Training Academy

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.04 AUTHORIZATION PROCESS
D. Prior to approving the civilian to ride as an observer in a police vehicle, the approving authority shall:
4. Deliver a copy of SAPD Form #166-AR and a copy of _____ or _____to the ______of the officer who will be assigned the civilian observer rider.

the civilian’s driver’s license or identification card
supervisor

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.05 REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVILIAN OBSERVERS
B. Reporting For The Ride Along
1. The civilian observer reports to the designated station or unit______prior to the start of the ride.

fifteen (15) minutes

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.05 REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVILIAN OBSERVERS
B. Reporting For The Ride Along
5. The civilian observer may terminate the ride at anytime as long as it does not interfere with the _____.

officer’s immediate responsibilities.

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.05 REQUIREMENTS FOR CIVILIAN OBSERVERS
E. Conclusion Of The Ride Along
1. At the conclusion of the ride along the observer returns SAPD Form #166-COC and their copy of SAPD Form #166-AR to the assigned officer.
2. The assigned officer returns SAPD Form #166-COC and SAPD Form #166-AR to a _____ who forwards it
to the _______.

supervisor
station commander