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HomeMy WebLinkAbout0034 - PART-TIME PEACE OFFICERSRed Wing Police Department Policy SUBJECT: POLICY NUMBER PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER POLICY 34 EFFECTIVE DATE May 23, 2008 REFERENCE(S): APPROVED BY: Rule 6700.1110 MN P.O.S.T Board CHIEF ROGER D. POHLMAN PURPOSE: The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures that comply with the mandate of Rule 6700.1110 of the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (POST). Said rule governs the licensing, appointment, employment, and use of part-time licensed peace officers and has the full effect of law. POLICY: It is normally the policy of the Red Wing Police Department not to employ persons licensed as part-time peace officers to supplement the efforts of full-time licensed personnel In the event that the Red Wing Police Department does employ such persons the Red Wing Police Department will comply with POST Board rules that govern the recruitment, selection, training, licensing, hours worked, and supervision of part-time licensed peace officers. DEFINITIONS A. PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER - "Part-time peace officer" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 627.84, subdivision 1(f). B. APPOINTMENT - The official declaration provided by the agency to the POST board which indicates that the agency has engaged the services of a peace officer or part-time peace officer beginning on a specified date. C. ACTIVE DUTY STATUS - A part-time licensed peace officer employed by the Red Wing Police Department is considered to be on active duty status only when working on a specific shift as assigned by the Chief of Police or their designee and only when working under the supervision of the Chief of Police or a designated peace officer. D. DESIGNATED PEACE OFFICER - The senior officer on duty shall be deemed as the designated peace officer in the absence of the Chief of Police, Captain or Sergeant. E. HOURS WORKED — The actual numbers of hours served while the part-time peace officer is on active duty status. All active duty hours must be documented regardless of compensation. 2. IDENTITY, LOCATION, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DESIGNATED PEACE OFFICER Part-time licensed peace officers can only work when under the supervision of a designated peace officer. A part-time licensed officer beginning active duty status shall check the posted work schedule to determine the highest-ranking officer on duty. This Page 1 of 2 PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER- POLICY 34 officer is the designated peace officer and as such shall be responsible for the direct supervision of the part-time peace officer. The part-time licensed peace officer will contact the designated peace officer by phone, radio or other means established by the Chief of Police or their designee and notify the designated peace officer of his active duty status. 3. SUPERVISION Part-time licensed officers will be scheduled so that they are not working alone without the expressed approval of the Chief of Police. In all circumstances, part-time peace officers are to have the ability to maintain direct radio or telephone contact with a full-time licensed peace officer. 4. CONCLUSION OF ACTIVE DUTY STATUS Upon conclusion of a scheduled shift, the part-time licensed peace officer will notify the designated peace officer of the conclusion of his or her active duty status by phone, radio, or other means established by the Chief of Police or their designee. 5. RESPONSIBLITIES OF THE PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER A. The hours of a part-time peace officer are limited to no more than 1,040 hours on active duty status during the calendar year. B. A part-time peace officer shall record all active duty hours worked, on a form provided by the POST board, for Red Wing Police Department. The part-time peace officer shall record the date, time, and total hours of active duty. The part- time peace officer shall also record the hours worked for the Red Wing Police Department and the name of the designated peace officer assigned for each shift or time entry on the log. C. On the last day of every month, the part-time peace officer shall provide the Chief of Police, written notice of the total number of hours worked. The notice shall be provided on a form provided by the POST board. D. The part-time peace officer shall keep and maintain copies of active duty reporting forms for five years and shall make the forms available to the POST board upon request. 6. POLICY DISTRIBUTION Copies of policies required under part 6700.1105 to 6700.1130 must be provided to all part-time peace officers before they are authorized to exercise part-time peace officer authority on behalf of the Red Wing Police Department. Page 2 of 2 PART-TIME PEACE OFFICER- POLICY 34