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B. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT: Pursuant to Article VII of the Collective Bargaining
Agreement between the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio Police Officers' Association, the chief
shall have the exclusive right to establish, rescind, or modify departmental rules and regulations while such
contract is in effect, subject to review by the city manager. Changes will be made through ______issued by the chief of police and reviewed by the ______ and the
city manager.

departmental orders
Fire and Police Civil Service Commission

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B. RECEIPT OF ISSUANCE: All sworn and non-sworn members of this department will be issued a copy of
the Rules and Regulations and are required to acknowledge its receipt. A _____acknowledging acceptance of the rules and regulations shall be deemed sufficient notice of the existence and effect of the Rules and Regulations of the San Antonio Police Department. Any recommendations for revision should be directed to the _____.

signed receipt
Office of the Chief of Police

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Each ________is required to acknowledge his personal responsibility for enforcing the provisions of
these rules and regulations, departmental orders, and procedures of this department.

supervisory officer

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1.06 DEFINITIONS OF TERMS:
A. "ASSIGNMENT" means the job tasks of a member, which may include a specific b___, p____, or g______responsibility.

beat, post, or geographical

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R. "TOUR OF DUTY" means that period of time beginning when the member reports for duty and ending
when he is relieved from duty by either the _____ or _____

dispatcher or a supervisory officer.

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2.01 COMMAND/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. MAINTAIN BOOKS AND RECORDS: Supervisory officers shall maintain all ___ ,____, and ____
under the supervisory officer's authority in conformity with the rules, regulations, and procedures of the
department.

books, records, and reports

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E. COORDINATE ACTIVITIES WITH OTHER UNITS: _______shall keep advised of the operations of other divisions of the department, and coordinates the activities of their command with other
divisions and sections of the department.

Command officers

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3.03 OBEY LAWFUL ORDERS:
I. APPEALS FROM UNLAWFUL OR UNJUST ORDERS: Members shall appeal for ______or instructions which are unlawful or unjust. Such appeals must be made in writing to _______through the chain of command.

relief from orders
higher authority

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3.03 OBEY LAWFUL ORDERS:
H. REPORTING UNLAWFUL ORDERS: Any member who is given any unlawful, unjust, or improper order
shall at the first opportunity report _______, through the ________, the facts of the incident together with his own action.

in writing to the chief of police
chain of command

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3.03 OBEY LAWFUL ORDERS:
D. CRITICISM OF LAWFUL ORDERS: Members shall not ______ criticize or comment derogatorily to
anyone about instructions or orders they have received from a ______.

publicly
supervisory officer

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3.04 RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE THE PUBLIC:
Members shall serve the public through _____,_____ ,_____and protection of life and property. Members shall also respect the rights of individuals and perform their services with honesty, sincerity, courage,
and sound judgment.

direction, counseling, assistance

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3.04 RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE THE PUBLIC:
F. NEUTRALITY IN CIVIL ACTIONS: Members shall not give aid or assistance in civil cases, except to
prevent a _______or halt a disturbance.

breach of the peace

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3.05 PHYSICAL HYGIENE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING:
Members shall maintain themselves in good physical and mental condition.
C. CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE: No member shall become physically or mentally dependent upon alcohol or
any controlled substance unless ______. Dependence upon a prescribed drug is not an excuse for being unable to perform.

administered by a licensed physician

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3.06 RELATIONSHIPS WITH CO-WORKERS:
Members shall conduct themselves in such a manner so as to bring about the greatest harmony and cooperation
among the various units of the department.
B. COURTESY: Members shall be courteous, civil, and respectful to their supervisory officers and associates,
and shall not use ________or _____language, whether on or off-duty.

threatening or insulting

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3.07 CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Members of the department shall not criticize or ridicule the department, its policies, administrators, or public
officials through ____, ______ or other forms of expression:

speech, writings

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3.07 CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Members of the department shall not criticize or ridicule the department, its policies, administrators, or public
officials through speech, writings, or other forms of expression:
A. DEFAMATORY: Members shall not use speech, writings, or other forms of expression that are d____, o____, or u_____

defamatory, obscene, or unlawful.

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3.08 UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
B. RELEASE OF PUBLIC STATEMENT: Members shall not present themselves as representing the
department in any matter unless delegated or authorized to do so by a _______.

supervisory officer

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3.08 UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
D. STATEMENTS OF POLICY, ORGANIZATION, AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION: Statements of policy,
information regarding changes in organization, or disciplinary action will be made from the ______, and no member of the department, unless specifically authorized, will discuss such matters
with others.

Office of the Chief of Police

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3.10 CURRENT ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE:
All members shall report to their _______and to the ________Unit, on any change of address and/or telephone number within _____days. Members shall have a working telephone available to them. Members may rely on a cellular phone as a means of being contacted for departmental, standby and/or call back purposes.

immediate supervisor
Accounting and Personnel
two working days

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3.12 USE OF TOBACCO:
Members shall refrain from the use of tobacco in any form while in _______.

direct contact with the public

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3.14 FINANCIAL OBLIGATION:
No member in a supervisory position shall place himself under financial obligation to a subordinate, nor shall a
supervisor solicit a subordinate as a ______

co-maker or endorser of any note or obligation.

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3.15 GRATUITIES, LOANS, AND SOLICITATIONS:
A. ACCEPTING GIFTS: Members shall not receive from prisoners, persons recently released from custody,
persons suspected of criminal activity, nor their representatives, either directly or indirectly, any_____, whether it is a gift or the result of a ______or _____.

tangible or intangible property

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3.16 ACCEPTING REWARDS:
Members of the department shall not accept any reward of money, or fee, or compensation of any type for any
service rendered in the performance of duty other than the ____ or ______given by the city or other branch of
government.

salary or stipends

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3.17 OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT:
A. PERMISSION REQUIRED: Members of the department shall not engage in any outside employment, nor
own, operate, or have any financial interest in any business activity without the _____

written permission of the chief of police.

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3.18 CITY EQUIPMENT/PROPERTY:
B. LOSS THROUGH NEGLIGENCE: Officers losing their badges, firearms, or other city equipment through
negligence or carelessness may be obligated to pay for the replacement cost or an amount determined by
the _________. Loss or damage to city property occurring while the member is acting properly in the line of duty, or in a _______of his home, is not classified as negligence. Members should not leave removable city issued equipment in ____in any vehicle. An officer may be found negligent if he or she leaves city issued equipment in any vehicle (city or privately owned) and the property is stolen, as a result of a burglary of that vehicle.

degree of negligence on the part of the officer
burglary
plain view

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3.19 UNAUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES:
Obligation of funds or financial liability shall not be incurred in the name of the police department or the City of San Antonio by any member of the department unless authorized by the chief of police _____

pursuant to ordinance.

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3.20 NOTICE OF SICK LEAVE:
Notice that a member is sick or injured and cannot report for duty will be made to his ______.

immediate supervisor

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3.22 ILLNESS WHILE ON-DUTY:
When a member becomes sick while on-duty to the extent he must leave his duty station, he shall _______.

immediately notify his supervisor

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3.23 RESTRICTIONS ON ACTIVITIES WHILE SICK, INJURED, OR ON LIMITED DUTY:
B. NO EXTRA EMPLOYMENT: Members shall neither engage in outside employment nor work any city
overtime while on _______. Members, after having been out on sick or injured leave, must complete ______before engaging in any outside employment or working city overtime. The overtime restriction may be waived in ______.

sick or injured leave
one regular tour of duty
an emergency

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3.24 NEGOTIATIONS ON BEHALF OF SUSPECT:
A. PARTICIPATE IN ARRANGEMENT: Members shall not participate in any arrangement between the
suspect and the person who has allegedly suffered by the suspect's act which would result in the _______, nor shall any member seek the ____ or ____of any case on
behalf of the defendant in court for any reason.

criminal escaping the penalty of the law
continuance or dismissal

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3.25 TRAFFIC STOPS WHILE NOT IN UNIFORM:
B. ON-DUTY: On-duty officers, not in uniform, may make traffic stops only when_______such traffic stops and when such traffic stops are approved by their ______in writing. In such cases, the vehicle used in making the traffic stop shall have an ______prominently displayed and a ____as required for emergency vehicles by the Texas Motor Vehicle Laws.

their assignment requires
division commander
emergency light
siren

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3.26 TREATMENT OF PRISONERS:
Prisoners shall be protected in their legal rights, given _____ treatment, and shall not be subjected to verbal
abuse or ______ physical violence.

humane
unnecessary

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3.27 GIVING INFORMATION IN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS:
A. DUTY TO GIVE INFORMATION: A member shall, when requested, answer questions, render statements,
or surrender material relevant to a P_______ investigation.

Professional Standards Section

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3.28 RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW LAWS AND PROCEDURES:
D. LACK OF KNOWLEDGE: Lack of knowledge of such rules or regulations shall never be a defense to any
disciplinary action if said rules or regulations have been ____ or _____as set forth in the regulations and if the employee has had a reasonable opportunity to become familiar with the rules and
regulations.

disseminated or posted

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3.29 SOLICITING SPECIAL PRIVILEGES:
A. FOR PERSONAL GAIN: Members shall not use their official position to solicit _______for themselves or others.

special privileges

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3.30 CONSORTING WITH PERSONS OF ILL-REPUTE:
A. Members shall limit their personal and professional associations to persons of _____and whose
reputations are _____.

good character
beyond reproach

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3.31 DISPLAYING OR DISCHARGING FIREARMS:
C. DISCHARGING FIREARMS: Officers may discharge firearms in the following circumstances only:
1. At t______;
2. To destroy an a_____ in conformance with departmental procedures;
3. In d_______; or
4. To hunt wild game, while properly l______ and in conformance with state law.

1. At target practice;
2. To destroy an animal in conformance with departmental procedures;
3. In defense of one's life or the life of another; or
4. To hunt wild game, while properly licensed and in conformance with state law.

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3.32 ACTIVITIES OF MEMBER WHILE UNDER SUSPENSION:
A. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES: Officers of the department while under suspension shall not:
1. _____ the San Antonio Police Department uniform or any part of the uniform;
2. Represent themselves as _____
3. Carry or display their San Antonio Police Department ____ or _____;
4. Engage in outside employment which requires an extension of ______; nor any form of outside
employment prohibited by existing SAPD General Manual procedures governing outside employment;
or
5. Exercise the ____ or ____of a police officer of the City of San Antonio, Texas.

1. Wear
2. members of the San Antonio Police Department;
3. badge or identification
4. police services
5. power or authority

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3.33 ARRESTS IN PERSONAL QUARRELS:
Members, while off-duty, shall not make arrests in quarrels in which they are personally involved or those in
which their families are involved, except when immediately necessary to prevent _____ or ____.

bodily injury or death

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3.35 REPORT AN ARREST, CRIMINAL CHARGE, OR INDICTMENT:
Any member arrested, charged with, or indicted for a state criminal offense, in any state, which is above the
level of a class C misdemeanor or which is a class C misdemeanor and the class C misdemeanor involves the
duties and responsibilities of office, or for a _____offense, must immediately provide the Office of
the Chief of Police with written notification of such incident. The member must provide the Office of the Chief of Police with the name of the a_____, a d_____, and the s____, c____ and c_____

federal criminal
arresting agency, a description of the nature of the charges, and the style, court and cause number of the charge or indictment, if any.

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4.01 MEMBERS SUBJECT TO DUTY:
While within the corporate limits of the City of San Antonio, officers of the San Antonio Police Department
will consider themselves available for duty in any ______, regardless of their actual duty status. On-duty officers shall carry their police identification and an approved weapon. Off-duty officers shall carry their police identification and should carry an approved weapon.

emergency situation

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4.03 REQUIREMENT TO TAKE ACTION:
On-duty members are required to take ______conforming to departmental policies with respect to violations of laws and ordinances and matters affecting public safety coming to their attention, or of which they have knowledge.

prompt and effective police action

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4.04 REPORTING FOR DUTY:
Members, unless otherwise directed, shall report for duty or present themselves at the time and place specified by ______. They shall be properly uniformed, or dressed, and equipped.

proper authority

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4.05 AVAILABILITY WHEN ON-DUTY:
No member while on duty shall _____ himself, except for some police purpose. Members shall keep
themselves immediately and readily available at all times when on-duty.

conceal

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4.06 ON-DUTY ACTIVITIES:
Members shall not devote any of their on-duty time to any activity other than that which relates to their duty
assignment. Members shall not enter places of _____while on-duty, except for police purposes. Members shall not remain at any one place longer than is necessary to accomplish a _____.

amusement
police objective

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4.07 PROMPT RESPONSE TO ALL CALLS:
Officers shall respond without delay to all calls for police service from citizens or other members. Immediately
upon completion of the call, officers shall notify the _____ of their return to service.

dispatcher

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4.08 REPORTING HAZARDS AND ASSISTING THE PUBLIC:
Members observing anything of a d____ or h_____ nature, citizens in d____, anything that might occasion public I_____, or seems irregular or o_____ shall ensure proper action and report the incident in writing. Members assist the public and not avoid this responsibility.

dangerous or hazardous nature, citizens in distress, anything that might occasion public inconvenience, or seems irregular or offensive

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4.09 DUTY TO REPORT CRIMES:
Members receiving or possessing facts or information relative to a criminal offense shall not c____, i_____,
d____, or r_____ such facts or information, but will report such facts. Members will have a continuing duty to
report facts and information relative to criminal offenses until the criminal offense has been reported in writing
through proper channels.

conceal, ignore,
distort, or retain

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4.10 DUTY TO REPORT INCIDENTS:
Members shall immediately report the following categories of incidents, in addition to other incidents covered by these rules and departmental procedures, in accordance with the report writing procedures of the department.
A. T_____:
B. O____:
C. O_____:
D. I_____:
E. I______:
F. D_____:
G. S_____:
H. D_____:

A. TRAFFIC CRASH INVOLVING MEMBER:
B. ON-DUTY INJURY:
C. OFF-DUTY INJURY:
D. INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY MEMBER:
E. INCIDENTS WHERE THE CITY MAY BE LIABLE:
F. DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR SAFETY:
G. SUIT OR LEGAL PROCESS AGAINST MEMBER:
H. DAMAGE TO CITY PROPERTY:

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4.12 OFFICIAL REPORTS:
B. SUBMISSION OF REPORTS: Members shall complete and submit all reports prior to _____.

going off-duty

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4.13 DUTY TO TAKE ACTION:
Officers are charged with the responsibility to enforce local ordinances, state laws, and federal statutes, to
p_____, and to p______. All officers will take immediate action to prevent any obvious felony offense, or to arrest, if reasonably possible, any known felony offender, and to protect all persons and property from imminent harm.

preserve the peace, and to protect lives and property

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4.14 COURTESIES ACCORDED THE NATIONAL COLORS AND ANTHEM:
Members of the department shall salute the National Colors during the playing of the National Anthem with the
hand salute appropriate to their dress:
2. Uniform without Headgear – At the first note of music: stand at attention hold this position until the ______

last
note of music has been played

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4.15 RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS:
C. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS: Supervisory officers may conduct preliminary investigations under
the following circumstances:
1. Only to the extent necessary to determine the _____of a complaint or to provide _____ for an
investigation; or
2. If a violation is occurring and the offender may ______ if an investigation is delayed.

1) validity
justification

2) escape detection

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4.16 ABSENCE FROM ASSIGNMENT:
Members shall not leave their beats or assigned areas except in the line of duty, upon authorization of a
supervisor, or ______.

at the end of a scheduled tour of duty

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4.18 RELATIONS WITH NEWS MEDIA:
Members shall be open, honest, and cooperative with members of the news media, whenever possible, provided such actions are consistent with the ______and the policies of the department.

statutes of the State of Texas