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Pro 307 - Information regarding the interpretation of departmental policy or procedures is released through the Police Media Services Detail or_______________________.

representative designated by the Chief of Police.

2

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information Police information has an extremely sensitive aspect which must balance two major concerns. These concerns are the _______   _________involving the rights to access by the public and the right of privacy belonging to each individual.

constitutional guarantees

3

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information Police Media Services Detail has the responsibility to coordinate media activities involving the various official functions of the Department at scenes of major police incidents. These responsibilities include the following: Establishing and _______an information dissemination point or press area;

marking

4

Pro 307 - Officers should not restrict the movement of media personnel unless their actions _____ and ______interfere with police operations or investigations. The mere presence of media personnel, the taking of pictures, or the asking of questions does not constitute unlawful interference.

clearly and directly

5

Procedure 307 -  Information regarding internal investigations is released through the Police Media Services Detail or______________ designated by ___________.

a representative designated by the Chief of Police.

6

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information The ranking officer at the scene of an incident has the following responsibilities: Allowing access to crime scenes as soon as ______;

practical

7

pro 307 - The following information in connection with police incidents is not released:

The name of a complainant or victim who is deceased or seriously injured, until____________.

until a surviving relative has been notified

8

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information Mandates from The ______________ and the ______________bear upon the dissemination of information in that they stipulate certain information agencies must divulge or protect.

Texas Open Records Act & Family Code

9

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information The ranking officer at the scene of an incident has the following responsibilities: Protecting the interests of _______ or _______on whose private property a crime scene exists; and

owners or agents

10

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information The ranking officer at the scene of an incident has the following responsibilities: 1. Releasing to the media, as soon as practical, any _____ information listed under Subsection .05A;

factual

11

Procedure 307 - All of the following information may be released regarding a police incident: Except
a. Location of the offense/incident
b. Premises involved
c. Time of occurrence
d. A brief summary of the offense/incident
e. Identification and description of a complainant (note exceptions in Section .06)
f. The name of a suspect

The name of a suspect

12

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information The Police Media Services Detail has the responsibility to ________media activities involving the various official functions of the Department at scenes of major police incidents.

coordinate

13

Procedure 307 – Public and Media Information The ranking officer at the scene of an incident has the following responsibilities: Any officer _____release information listed under Subsection .05A on a police incident which does not require the presence of a Supervisory Officer (i.e., major accidents, fires, etc.).

may

14

Pro 307 - Information regarding Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) citywide statistics is released only through the________________________.

Police Media Services Detail.

15

Procedure 307 - The following information may be released regarding a police incident: EXCEPT
a.General description of a suspect (note exceptions in Section .06);

b. General description and/or license number of a suspect's vehicle may be released if it does not compromise the investigation 

c .Personal opinions about the suspect and/or information on evidence;

d. General description of the property involved. 

e. Identification of investigating officers, without compromising an undercover operation.

c. Personal opinions about the suspect and/or information on evidence;