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Any officer may be placed into the RTD program at the direction of----

Chief of police

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The RTD program provides officer and his family ----------if necessary, to help the officer and his family cope and recover from any serious injuries or trauma

Supportive counseling services

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The return to duty program shall be coordinated by the office of the chief in conjunction with the -------- and the psychological services office

FTO program

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Who shall route all documentation pertaining to the officer/event to the RTD program coordinator in the office of the chief

Division commander

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After an officer is cleared medically to return to duty, who shall implement a plan designed to assist officers with returning to their police duty

FTO program Coordinator

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The first stage of training for the return to duty program will be conducted at the-----

Training academy and may include Penal Code, code of criminal procedures, department policy and procedures, physical training, tactics etc.

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The second stage of training for return to duty program shall consist of----

Working in the field with an FTO

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Officers not assigned to patrol divisions who have successfully completed the first stage of training will be assigned to their previous units under the direction of----

Their immediate supervisor for at least one week of evaluation

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Upon review of all documentation, the chief of police has the following options regarding the officer's status in the return to duty program
1) return to full duty
2)
3)
4) removal from Department

2) additional training
3) additional counseling

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Who maintains all documentation pertaining to an officer's participation in the RTD program?

The RTD program coordinator

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Who conducts evaluations of officers in the RTD program and makes recommendations to the chief of police on an officer's ability to return to police duties?

FTO program Coordinator

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Who makes recommendations to the FTO program coordinator regarding officers ability to return to full police duties?

FTO

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All voluntary and nonmandatory evaluations and counseling are confidential information, unless the staff psychologist determined an immediate threat exists to a member or other party or if -------

Required by law or subpoenaed by a judge's order

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Officers who sustained a serious traumatic injury, or who witnessed a violent traumatic incident involving death or serious bodily injury whether on or off duty or who have been away from the department more than --------may be placed into the return to duty program. RTD

More than 90 consecutive calendar days

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F. The RTD Program process will ensure the highest degree of continuity and standardization in the reorientation of officers who have missed time from work due to:
1. A serious_______(whether on or off duty);
2. A serious ______(whether on or off duty);
3. Witnessing a violent, traumatic incident involving death or serious bodily injury;
4. Sick leave in excess of ninety (90) consecutive calendar days;
5. Military leave in excess of ninety (90) consecutive calendar days;
6. Any other circumstances where the officer has missed more than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days; or
7. At the discretion of the Chief of Police.

traumatic injury
bodily injury

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F. The RTD Program process will ensure the highest degree of continuity and standardization in the reorientation of officers who have missed time from work due to:
1. A serious traumatic injury (whether on or off duty);
2. A serious bodily injury (whether on or off duty);
3. Witnessing a violent, traumatic incident involving _____ or _____;
4. Sick leave in excess of ninety (90) consecutive calendar days;
5. Military leave in excess of ninety (90) consecutive calendar days;
6. Any other circumstances where the officer has missed more than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days; or
7. At the discretion of the _______.

death or serious bodily injury
Chief of Police

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F. The RTD Program process will ensure the highest degree of continuity and standardization in the reorientation of officers who have missed time from work due to:
1. A serious traumatic injury (whether on or off duty);
2. A serious bodily injury (whether on or off duty);
3. Witnessing a violent, traumatic incident involving death or serious bodily injury;
4. Sick leave in excess of _______days;
5. Military leave in excess of _______days;
6. Any other circumstances where the officer has missed more than _______days; or
7. At the discretion of the Chief of Police.

ninety (90) consecutive calendar
ninety (90) consecutive calendar
ninety (90) consecutive calendar

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.05 RETURN TO DUTY (RTD) PROGRAM
C. The officer’s ______, in conjunction with the ______, the _______Office, and the ______, shall review the documentation on the officer and determine if the officer is placed into the RTD Program.

Division Commander
RTD Program Coordinator
Psychological Services
Chief of Police

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.05 RETURN TO DUTY (RTD) PROGRAM
I. After an officer is cleared medically to return to duty, the FTO Program Coordinator shall implement a plan
designed to assist officers with returning to their police duties.
2. The first stage of training will be conducted at the Training Academy and may include, but not be limited to,
Penal Code, Code of Criminal Procedures, Department policies and procedures, physical training, tactics,
firearms proficiency, and driving.

a. Training Academy Instructors shall document in writing all training provided to the officer, including
whether the officer passed or failed the curriculum.
b. The______shall review all documentation provided by Training Academy Instructors in determining an officer’s fitness to return to police duties.

FTO Program Coordinator

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.05 RETURN TO DUTY (RTD) PROGRAM
I. After an officer is cleared medically to return to duty, the FTO Program Coordinator shall implement a plan
designed to assist officers with returning to their police duties.
3. The second stage of training shall consist of working in the field with an FTO.
a. During the first week of “Field Work” with an FTO, the officer will not be _______, but should be on the same _____. The FTO will complete SAPD Form #37-DER, Daily Evaluation Report, each day the officer rides with the FTO.
b. At the end of the first week of “Field Work,” the FTO will complete SAPD Form #37-WER, Weekly
Evaluation Report, documenting whether the officer requires additional training or if the officer should
advance to the next step in training and to his assigned substation.
c. During the _______of “Field Work” with an FTO, the officer should be at his assigned station and
shift. The FTO will complete SAPD Form #37-DER each day the officer rides with the FTO.

at his assigned station
shift
second week

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.05 RETURN TO DUTY (RTD) PROGRAM
J. Officers not assigned to Patrol Divisions who have successfully completed the first stage of training:
1. Will be assigned to their previous units under the direction of their immediate supervisor for at least one week of evaluation.

2. The ______will then make a written recommendation to the _______, recommending whether the officer should return to full police duty status or if the officer requires additional training.

immediate supervisor
Return to Duty Program Coordinator

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.05 RETURN TO DUTY (RTD) PROGRAM
K. Upon an officer completing the RTD Program:
1. The ____and/or_____ shall review all documentation provided by the FTO or unit supervisor in determining an officer’s fitness to return to police duties.

FTO Program Coordinator and/or Return to Duty Coordinator