Flashcards in Procedure 905-Off-Duty and Outside Employment Deck (97):
.01B. This procedure also regulates outside employment by officers and ensures such employment complies with;
departmental procedures, policies, rules and regulations.
.02A. Officers must remain aware that engaging in off-duty employment in city facilities or outside employment are;
privileges granted by the Chief of Police.
.02A. The Department maintains a vested interest in the personal business activities of each officer since an officer’s actions, judgment, performance and attitude, regardless of the officer’s;
duty status; reflect not only on the officer, but also on the Department and the City.
.02B. Officers are considered career employees and are prohibited from accepting or engaging in outside employment which may conflict or interfere with their responsibilities to the Department or;
which may be considered detrimental to the professional law enforcement goal of the Department.
.02C. Officers are subject to be mobilized or recalled to duty at any time for emergencies or unusual occurrences; therefore;
off-duty employment in city facilities or outside employment may not infringe on this obligation to be available to report to duty.
.02D. While engaging in off-duty employment in city facilities or outside employment, officers are subject to all;
applicable procedures, policies, rules, and regulations of the Department and the City.
.05E. The Chief of Police, with just cause, may deny, suspend, revoke, or restrict an
officer’s off-duty employment in city facilities or outside employment privileges.
.05F. Officers shall have available to them, all of the necessary supplies and equipment to handle;
any situation that may arise while performing their off-duty or outside employment.
.05F. A regulation uniform, authorized weapons and handcuffs, a means of communicating with the dispatcher, such as a police radio or cell phone.
Necessary supplies officers should have with them, while working off duty.
.05F. Officers working in uniform are highly encouraged to check-in/out via radio with the dispatcher appropriate to their physical location to;
ensure proper identification by dispatchers should there be a need for additional police response.
.05F. Any report generated while off-duty shall be submitted to the officer’s;
immediate supervisor within 72 hours of the incident, or within 24 hours if an arrest is made.
.05F. Officers shall have available to them, all of the necessary documents to handle;
.04A. The Off-Duty Employment in City Facilities Program is designed to provide off-duty work for officers in the designated city facilities on a rotating basis, and is administered by the;
Off-Duty Employment Detail.
.04B. All officers are eligible to participate in the Off-Duty Employment program, except:
a. Probationers have not completed riding phase;
b. On suspension, sk or ij leave, or limited duty;
c. Admin leave or admin duty due to Mandatory Reassignment Procedure;
d. Officers separated and on active military duty.
.04B. Officers who are currently on suspension, sick leave, injured leave, limited duty assignment or have separated and are active military, if offered an assignment, must;
advise the Off-Duty Employment Coordinator that they are not currently eligible for employment.
.04D. The personnel assigned to work off-duty in city facilities are;
drawn from a data base of officers who have submitted SAPD Form #93.
.04D. The number of officers assigned to any event at a designated city facility is an exclusive;
prerogative of the Chief of Police.
.04D. Supervisors are assigned to events, as needed, taking into consideration;
span of control and the physical design of the city facility.
.04E. Will personally speak, by telephone or in person, with the officer who is being assigned to an event.
An officer of the Off-Duty Employment Detail
.04E. If an officer declines an assignment, the number of hours declined are;
added to the officer’s total hours worked or offered.
.04E. Officers, who accept an assignment and later must cancel, must;
personally notify the Off-Duty Employment Detail as soon as possible.
.04F. Officers are not permitted to park vehicles at the designated city facilities unless;
parking has been open to the general public.
.04F. Officers are not permitted to purchase any item that may be for sale;
during any event.
.04F. Officers are not permitted to accept any form of gratuity while working or as a result of working at city
facilities. This includes;
items that may be given free to the public.
.04F. Officers are not permitted to bring any person to an event where the officer is assigned in order to;
gain free admission for that person.
.04F. Officers will refrain from utilizing cell phones (talking and texting), laptops, and other media type devices except for;
emergency circumstances or in relation to the event they are assigned.
.04G. Schedule officers, ensure officers are aware of the time to report for duty, arrange for replacement officers when necessary, give necessary instructions to officers and monitor the events.
Off-duty Employment Detail Coordinators
.04G. Act as liaisons between officers working off-duty, the clients occupying the city facilities and the City's Event Coordinators.
Off-Duty Employment Detail Coordinators
.04G. Are employees of the City and work for the director of the city facility.
City Event Coordinators
.04G. Spot check scheduled events, to ensure that assigned personnel are, within established standards of appearance, the directives of this procedure are complied with, and the event is properly supervised.
Off-Duty Employment Detail Coordinators
.04G. Acts as a liaison between the City and the client and is the final authority on building policy.
City Event Coordinator
.04H. Supervisors working off-duty in city facilities in a supervisory capacity are expected to take corrective action should they;
find an officer in violation of this procedure.
.04H. Supervisors shall submit a report to the Off-Duty Employment Detail should they encounter any;
personnel issues or if officers under their supervision are absent or tardy for their assignment.
.04H. When an incident occurs which may require disciplinary action, Supervisors shall submit written reports in accordance with Disciplinary Procedures, with copies to the;
Off-Duty Employment Detail.
.04J. Officers committing to an assignment and failing to report for duty are carried as;
unauthorized absence from duty.
.04J. Officers receiving assignments are responsible for reporting on time in a complete regulation uniform that adheres to the uniform dress code
* Utility uniforms are not permitted.
* Bike uniform authorized for bike assignments only.
* Shorts authorized for outside posts only.
* Traffic assignments require a traffic vest
.04J. Officers will not arrange for other officers to substitute for them, and will remain on post until;
relieved by the proper authority.
.04J. Officers not on post by the scheduled starting time are considered;
.04J. Officers who expect to be tardy will immediately notify the;
Off-Duty Employment Detail Coordinator or a
supervisor assigned to the event.
.04J. How many minutes past the scheduled starting time of the assignment shall the officer be given to to arrive for duty?
up to (30) minutes.
.04J. The Off-Duty Employment Detail Coordinator, or a supervisor assigned to an event, may replace a officer;
after (15) minutes if the officer has not made notification or after (30) minutes if he has.
.04J. Should the tardy officer report for duty after being replaced and an opening still exists;
the officer may be permitted to work the event.
.04J. If permitted to work, the tardy officer’s time starts when the officer reported for duty, however, the tardy officer will not be permitted to work;
once the post has been filled and there are no other positions available.
.04K. The following violations of Off-Duty Employment Detail procedures or policies are grounds for suspension from the Off-Duty Employment in City Facilities Program:
a. Failure to report for an assignment;
b. Tardiness - Second offense in (1) year period;
c. Failure to remain on post or rudeness complaints
d. Failure obey instruction;
e. leaving post without being relieved;
f. Continuous cancellations of assignments;
.04K. The Off-Duty Employment Detail shall determine the length of any suspension and prior to any suspension, the officer will be afforded an;
opportunity to refute an allegation that caused the officer’s suspension.
.04K. Officers suspended from the Off-Duty Employment Program may appeal their suspension to the;
.04K. The decision of the Executive Officer is either approved or disapproved by the;
Chief of Police and is final.
.05A. It is vital that the public never doubt when dealing with an officer, that the officer is performing a service and is;
not misusing or appearing to misuse their position for private purposes.
.05B. Facilitates requests for police service of private organizations, by referring the jobs to officers as a service to assist citizens who may have security needs and to provide officers with outside employment.
The Off-Duty Employment Detail
.05B. The Off-Duty Employment Detail's participation ends when the citizen's information is given to an officer who accepts the job and that;
officer is responsible for contacting the citizen requesting the service.
.05D. Officers who wish to engage in outside employment must first submit, SAPD Form #14-A, Employment Permit. Forward all permits through the chain-of command to;
the Office of the Chief, in duplicate.
.05D. Shall determine if the outside employment is permissible prior to approving the permit.
Each supervisory officer
.05D. Limitations or restrictions to the employment may be imposed by;
making a notation on the permit
.05D. Permits that have been denied are returned to the officer along with a memo;
outlining the reason for the denial.
.05D. An officer hired to coordinate the activities and duties of other officers for crowd control at events must state on the;
employment permit that the officer is coordinating the event.
.05D. The officer may be required to submit a staffing plan for the event to the;
Off-Duty Employment Detail for approval.
.05D.Original employment permits are kept on file with the;
Off-Duty Employment Detail and copies are returned to the submitting officer.
.05D. When an officer accepts outside employment without adequate time to have an employment permit processed he may temporarily work provided a supervisory officer holding the rank of;
Lieutenant or above or the Off-Duty Employment Detail supervisor approves and signs the employment permit.
.05D. When an employment permit is not approved, the officer may appeal by filing a;
typewritten statement detailing the reason for appeal through the chain-of-command to the Office of the Chief within (7) calendar days from the date of denial.
.05D. No officer is permitted to engage in employment outside Bexar County with the exception of;
Non-Extension of Police Services.
.05E. Control at public events. Depending on the type of event, age group, and number of persons attending the event, a;
supervisory officer may be required to supervise the activities of other officers.
.05E.Officers may be permitted to work in
plain clothes in limited circumstances provided sufficient;
written justification is attached to the permit.
Approval will be given on a case by case basis.
.05E.Officers may be permitted to work Traffic control, provided:
a. Doesn't seriously impede normal flow of traffic;
b. Wears issued safety vest or regulation rainwear;
c. Uses cones to direct vehicle /pedestrian traffic;
d. At night, highly visible orange cone on flashlight.
.05E.Officers may be permitted to work Motorized Escorts, provided:
a TX D.L. permits motorcycle escort function;
b. Motorcycle in condition to perform the escort safely;
c. Obeys traffic laws and city ordinances;
d. Does not seriously impede traffic flow;
e. The escort is confined to Bexar County.
.05E. Preventing criminal offenses from occurring at any public or private place, provided the outside employment is within Bexar County, and does not require the officer to perform;
any function which would not be expected of an on-duty officer.
.05E. Supplying personal protection for citizens is allowed, provided the citizen, to whom the service is provided, is not suspected of, connected with, or involved in, any activity that may bring discredit upon the officer, or the Department, the employment location is within Bexar County, and the officer’s activity is;
in the best interest of the Department.
.05E. Outside employment is allowed so long as the officer’s police powers or official position is not used to advance private interests nor does the officer’s involvement suggest;
departmental endorsement of any activity.
.05E. Outside employment is allowed, so long as an officer takes action only if a violation of the law has been, or is about to be, committed and the;
action is consistent with departmental policy.
.05F. An officer, when engaged in outside employment which is not an extension of police service, does not wear a;
regulation uniform, use police credentials, or represent himself as an officer of the Department.
.05G. Prohibited Forms of Outside Employment: Employment at any location subject to regulation by the;
T.A.B.C. where alcoholic beverages are consumed on the premises is prohibited.
.05G.Where the sale of alcoholic beverages are incidental to activities of the business, an officer may work, and the Office of the Chief shall be the
authority in determining if the sale of alcoholic beverages is incidental and whether or not it is a substantial part of a business.
.05G. Exception to working where alcoholic beverages are consumed: Work in any capacity which does not directly or indirectly involve the handling, selling, or serving of alcoholic beverages for which the officer donates his time and services to a;
bona fide charitable organization.
.05G. Exception to working where alcoholic beverages are consumed: The Chief of Police determines that the work promotes the Department's interest in public safety, enhances the collective welfare for public order, and the officer’s duties are substantially the same as;
those which would be performed if the officer was assigned on duty.
.05G. Exception to working where alcoholic beverages are consumed:Work in any capacity which does not directly or indirectly involve the handling, selling or serving of alcoholic beverages in publicly;
.05G. Exception to working where alcoholic beverages are consumed are privately owned establishment, such as bars or club, where the officer works;
limited security function outside the establishment in a legitimate police function and will not enter the location except for emergency.
.05G. No officer will be permitted to work a bar / club outside the City limits, and may not work at the establishment unless at least one other authorized officer is also working at the establishment. Officers must provide proof, the employer is insuring the officer against liability as follows:
Certificate of Insurance - Commercial General Liability coverage, extending to Independent Contractors, minimum limit of $1 million per occurrence, $2 million aggregate, and a copy of an endorsement listing “The City of San Antonio” as an additional insured
.05G. Exception to working where alcoholic beverages are consumed: any capacity not directly or indirectly involve the handling, selling or serving of
alcohol in restaurants, hotels, motels or facilities which are specifically designed for the;
presentation of participant or spectator sports, concerts, theatrical productions, or similar activities
.05H. The following restrictions limit the number of hours an officer may work outside employment:
a. In any (7) day period in which the officer performs (40) hours of regular duty, outside employment;
does not exceed (24) hours.
.05H. In any (7) day period in which the officer does not perform any tour of regular duty, outside
does not exceed (64) hours;
.05H. In any (24) hour period in which the officer works a regular tour of duty, outside employment;
does not exceed (8) hours;.
.05H. In any (24) hour period in which the officer does not work a regular tour of duty, outside employment;
does not exceed (15) hours.
.05H. An officer engaged in outside employment with a company or organization that appears likely to be involved in a labor dispute such as a strike, picket or lockout, does not perform any act which;
infringes upon or interferes with the Department's role of neutrality.
Who does an officer notify of any labor dispute?
The Office of the Chief in writing, through the chain of command.
.05I. Supervisors are responsible for reporting incidents of an officer’s impaired performance when the supervisor believes there is a correlation;
between the impairment and outside employment.
.05I. A supervisory officer engaged in outside employment maintains responsibility for the subordinate officers engaged in outside employment and;
on-duty subordinates under their immediate supervision until relieved by an on-duty supervisor.
.05I. If an officer engaged in outside employment has a matter come to his attention that requires a response
from an on-duty officer or officers, the officer engaged in outside employment handles the situation according to departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures until;
relieved by an on-duty officer.
.05I. If an officer engaged in outside employment makes a custodial arrest contacts the;
Communications Unit and requests the appropriate on-duty response.
.05I. Shall be prepared in the AFR system by utilizing the lap top computer of the on duty officer. The Officer can either request the case number through information or create one using the CAD MOBILE ON
SITE activity feature.
An officer engaged in outside employment and makes a custodial arrest.
.05I. The officer engaged in outside employment will then email a copy of his report, and any other electronic documents, to the;
on duty officer so that he has them for any processing at the City Detention Center or County Jail.
.05I. When an officer engaged in outside employment makes a custodial arrest, should the AFR system not be working at the time of the arrest, the
on-duty officer will hand write an offense or supplement report using an x-ray number.
.05I. When an officer engaged in outside employment makes a custodial arrest, who is responsible for notifying the appropriate follow up unit?
The officer engaged in outside employment
.05I. If an officer makes an arrest outside of the San Antonio city limits, but within Bexar County, the officer:
Contacts the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department or the municipal agency that has original jurisdiction.
.05I. Until the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department comes on line with AFR, the officer will need to provide a;
handwritten report to the Deputy for the incident if requested.
.05I.Utilizing the AFR system, the officer will complete his report and submit it when he;
returns to his regular duty assignment, or within 24 hours (whichever occurs first), for review by his supervisor.
.05I. If the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department or the municipal agency is unable or unwilling to transport, the officer documents his attempt to obtain transportation and he;
requests an on-duty San Antonio Police officer to transport the prisoner.
.05I. The officer engaged in outside employment turns in any reports and citations that he generates;
within 72 hours, (or 24 hours if an arrest is made), or when he returns to his regular duty assignment, whichever occurs first.