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.01. This procedure creates a program for identifying officers with a pattern of behavior which could signal potential problems which may prove...

Detrimental to the officer and that may require non-punitive departmental intervention efforts.

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.03 Identifies unacceptable behavioral traits in officers before those behavioral traits develop into disciplinary problems for the officer and the department.

The Officer Concern Program

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Once an officer with unacceptable behavioral traits is identified, the officer may be referred to the Officer concern program for…

A review.

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.03. When appropriate, formulates a plan of action in an attempt to address the officers undesirable behavior.

The Officer Concern Program BOARD.

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.03. It will conduct a review of the referred officer.

The Officer Concern Program BOARD

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.04. Officer Concern Program (3) methods for referrals are:

1. Referrals by the chief of police.
2. Referrals by supervisors.
3. Computer generated referrals.

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.04. Has the perogative to place an officer directly into the Officer Concern Program.

Chief of Police.

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.04. Referrals by supervisors: The report must detail the reasons why the supervisor has determined that the officer should be placed in the officer concern program and...

Must be supported by documentation, statements, etc.

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They may initiate a referral by submitting a written report through the chain of command to the whom?

(Immediate and intermediate Supervisors )
(Respective Division Commander)

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.04. These referrals are especially important.

Referrals by supervisors

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Immediate and intermediate supervisors work closely with…

Their subordinates and are more familiar with their work habits.

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.04. Referrals of officers to the program may be for any…

Unacceptable or undesirable behavioral traits.

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.04. Internal and external complaints of rudeness.

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Deterioration of work quality or quantity:

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Tardiness

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Reasonable suspicion of substance abuse.

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Vehicle crashes

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Poor performance evaluations:

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. EEO complaints;

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Referrals may be computer generated by the…

Type of complaints during any continuous 12 month period.

Prior test question

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.04. Tort cases against the city due to officer's actions.

Common reason for referral to the Officer Concern Program.

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.04. Physical mistreatment of prisoners: Computer – Generated Referrals occur from:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. Force-Computer Generated Referrals occur from:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. Family violence-Computer Generated Referrals occur from:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. Alcohol or drug abuse-Computer Generated Referrals occur from:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. -Computer Generated Referrals occur from any:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. An act resulting in the complainant being seriously injured.-Computer Generated Referrals occur from:

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. Computer – Generated Referrals by number of complaints required: Insubordination.

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. Computer – Generated Referrals by number of complaints from Racial/biased profiling.

(1) Sustained formal complaint during any continuous (12) month period.

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.04. During any (12) month period (3) formal complaints causes:

Computer Generated referral to officer concern program.

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.04. Criminal activity complaint supported by credible evidence or which results in arrest or formal charges by "indictment," "information," "complaint," or other charging instrument.

Computer Generated referral to officer concern program Requires one in any (12) month period..

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.04. Combination Comprised of any formal or line complaints.

Computer Generated referral to officer concern program Requires four in any (12) month period..

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Computer Generated referral to officer concern program by city vehicle crashes.

Requires Three chargeable crashes within a (24) month period.

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.04. Any combination of four driving related complaints and/or chargeable city vehicle crashes within a 24 month period will cause:

A Computer generated referral to the officer concern program.

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.05. This board is comprised of (7) voting members appointed by the chief of police.

Officer Concern Program Board.

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.04. The Officer Concern Program Board Is comprised of…

(7) voting members appointed by the chief of police.

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.05. Officer Concern Program Board consists of the following Personnel:

– Division commander/chairperson.
– A captain.
– A lieutenant.
– A sergeant.
– A detective – investigator.
– Two police officers

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.05. Board member requirements:

Minimum of (5) years seniority and must not have incurred a suspension during the previous (12) months

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.05. Board members serve…

Six month terms.

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.05. The number that must be present to conduct a hearing.

Five board members must be present.

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.05. Will be appointed to the board.

A non-voting staff psychologist.

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.05. May also be appointed to the board by the board chairperson.

A non-voting specialist

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.06. Must be present to conduct a preliminary review of an officer case study.

All three preliminary review panel members.

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.06. The preliminary review panel is comprised of…

Three officers of any rank from the existing board.

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.06. Appoints two members to the preliminary review panel.

The Chief of Police.

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.06. Appoints one member to the preliminary review panel.

The San Antonio Police Officers' Association.

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.06. Preliminary review panel members serve the…

Same six-month terms as the existing board members.

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.05. Must be present to conduct a hearing.

Five board members.

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.06. Will review the case studies prepared for officers who have become candidates for the officer concern program.

The preliminary review panel.

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.06. Will review case studies to determine which cases should be reviewed by the entire board.

The preliminary review panel.

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.06. Preliminary review panel only reviews case studies where the majority of complaints causing the referrals are either…

Recommended to be unfounded for formal complaints or no disciplinary action for line Complaints.

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.06. Determines whether or not to send the officers case study to the entire board for review.

Preliminary review panel by majority vote.

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.06. The preliminary review panel will notify the…

Board chairperson of its decision in writing.

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.06. Case studies not forwarded to the entire board for review are return to the…

Officer Concern Program Coordinator and will remain on file in that office.

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.06. In cases not forwarded to the board, an officer again becomes a candidate if an additional...

Complaint is received within (12) months of the original complaint which caused the referral.

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.07. Notifies the officer, in writing, he/she is a candidate for the officer concern program.

Officer Concern Program Coordinator.

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.07. Notifies the officer as to the date and time his/her presence is required at a board.

Officer Concern Program Board Chairperson.

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.07. The officers presence at the board hearing is...

Mandatory

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.07. The officer may have present a…

Supervisory officer.

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.07. His presence at a board hearing is optional and voluntary.

The supervisor's presence.

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.07. He briefs the board on the officer case study.

The Officer Concern Program Coordinator

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.07. Allow to participate in the board hearing to provide additional info and explain the behavior question.

The officer candidate.

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.07. Is excused while the board members deliberate.

The officer

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.07. If the majority vote is to enter the officer into the officer concern program, the board develops a…

Plan of action to be recommended to the chief of police for his review and consideration.

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.07. Will cause the officer to become a candidate again if the majority vote is not to enter the officer into the officer concern program.

Any additional complaints within the 12 month cycle.

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.07. The 12 month cycle begins from the…

Date of the complaint which caused the referral to the officer concern program.

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.07B. If the officer is entered into the program, the Board chairperson meets with…

The chief of police to review the board's recommendation and plan of action.

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.07B. If the chief of police approves or modifies the plan of action, a…

Written order is issued to the officer

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.07B. If the chief of police rejects the board's recommendation or plan of action, the officer's status changes to…

Potential candidate.

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.07B. If the chief of police approves the plan of action, a meeting was called by the officer concern program chairperson and includes the following persons:

– Chairperson
– Officer (candidate)
– Officer's immediate supervisor
– Officer's division commander
– Board member/same rank
– Supervisor responsible for supervision during temporary assignment/If part of plan.

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.07B. Explains the plan of action (written order) to all attendees at the meeting.

The Board Chairperson

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.07B. After the plan of action is explained to all attendees at the meeting, it is then signed by...

The officer and the Board Chairperson.

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.08. Monitors the officers progress While assigned to a plan of action.

The officers immediate supervisor

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.08. The officer's immediate supervisor monitors the officers progress and reports his findings to...

The Board Chairperson, the officers captain, and the officer concern program coordinator on a weekly basis.

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.08. The officer concern program Cordinator advises the (__ __) and the (__ ___) of additional incidents which have generated complaints occurring while assigned to a plan of action.

- board chairperson
- officer's captain

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.08. The board recommends to the chief of police whether the officer should be removed or needs further behavior modification based on the findings reported by…

The immediate supervisor and the board chairperson.

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.08. Any additional complaints occurring after completing the plan of action within the ...

12 month cycle will cause the officer to become a candidate again.

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.08. The officer concern program coordinator will update the officer's case study and it will be reviewed by the...

Preliminary review panel.

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.08E. Begins on the date the officer completes the plan of action.

The 12 month cycle

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.09. The officer concern program Cordinator will complete an annual written evaluation of the officer concern program to determine ...

The program's effectiveness and to recommend any modifications which need to be made.

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