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.01A. This procedure establishes a process for the assignment of officers to limited duty positions that are unable to perform regular duty functions due to a;

temporary disability caused by an occupational injury, an occupational disease, or a non-occupational condition.

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.03A. Officers who are temporarily disabled due to an occupational injury, an occupational disease or a non-occupational condition, and as a result, are unable to perform their regularly assigned duties, are eligible for;

limited duty assignments.

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.03B. Officers who are temporarily disabled, must advise the attending physician that there are;

limited duty positions available within the S.A.P.D.

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.03C. Officers who are placed on limited duty by a physician shall immediately call the;

Office of the Chief for instructions on limited duty assignments.

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.03C. In the event the officer is placed on limited duty after normal business hours, 0745 –1630 hours (Monday – Friday), he shall immediately call the;

Office of the Chief, the next business day.

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.03D. Limited duty assignments are made on a basis of;

availability of limited duty positions and time of application.

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.03D. Who determines limited duty positions?

The Office of the Chief

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.03E. Limited duty assignments: SAPD Form #172, Physician Authorization for Injury /Non-occupational Condition Status, is required, and must state that the disabled officer is;

unable to perform his regularly assigned duties, but is able to perform in a limited duty assignment.

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.03E. Limited duty assignments: SAPD Form #172, Physician Authorization for Injury /Non-occupational Condition Status, is required, and must state the officer's

physical or mental condition is such as to allow for a satisfactory performance in a limited duty position.

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.03E. While on limited duty status, officers shall not participate in any physical exertion or activity, whether on or off duty, which may or has the potential to;

aggravate or prolong the original injury or cause a new injury.

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.03E. Duty hours and relief days during a limited duty assignment are assigned by the;

unit director or detail
supervisor. Night and weekend duty may be required.

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.03E. A limited duty assignment starts from the date of the occupational injury, occupational disease, non-occupational condition, or the date the first distinct manifestation of the injury or disease occurred, and the time period is for a;

maximum of (12) months.

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.03E. Who may extend this period if recovery appears imminent?

The Chief of Police

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.04A. These officers are given preference in assignment to limited duty positions over officers with conditions.

officers with occupational injuries or diseases.

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.04B. When all limited duty positions are filled by officers with occupational injuries or diseases and additional officers with occupational injuries or disease request limited duty assignments, such officers are;

placed on a stand-by list until limited duty positions become available.

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.04C. If a limited duty position is open and not needed for an officer who has an occupational injury or disease, the position;

may be filled by an officer with a non-occupational condition.

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.04D. Should a limited duty position be filled by an officer who has a non-occupational condition, when an officer who has an occupational injury requests a limited duty assignment, such officer is

displaced by the officer who has an occupational injury .

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.04D. The officer who is displaced is the officer with the non-occupational condition who has been;

most recently assigned to a limited duty position.

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.04D. The displaced officer is assigned the next available;

limited duty position, but again may be subject to displacement by an officer with an occupational injury or disease.

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.05. Officers who are pregnant shall be handled in the same manner as all other officers who have.

non-occupational conditions.

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.06A. An officer on limited duty assignment who has recovered from his occupational injury, occupational disease, or nonoccupational condition shall present SAPD Form #172, completed by a physician stating the officer may return to regular duty, to the;

Office of the Chief.

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.06B. The Office of the Chief shall process the form and have the officer returned to his regularly assigned duties;

without loss of relief days or seniority.

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