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What is Milwaukees policy on fair and impartial policing?
Police members shall not consider race, color, ethnicity, national origin, economic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, sex, or religion in carrying out law enforcement activities except when credible, locally relevant information links a person or people of specific race/ethnicity to a specific unlawful incident, or to specific unlawful incidents, criminal patterns, or schemes. This restriction on the use of race/ethnicity does not apply to law enforcement activities solely designed to strengthen the department's relationship with a diverse community.
What is the summer vacation period in regards to scheduling vacation?
members shall be limited to two weeks or ten working days of vacation during the period from June 1 through September 15 of each year, except as noted in Section 2 below.
What is the definition of sick leave?
Sick leave shall cover necessary absence from duty because of illness, injury, exposure to communicable disease, pregnancy related illness or disabling mental affliction.
What form should be filled out by the shift commander when a member reports sick, injured from duty
When is permission not required to leave the residence while on sick leave?
This requirement does not apply to members who use sick time under approved FMLA, Maternity, or Childrearing Leave, or Medical Leave of Absence
who has authority to grant permission to leave the residence for specific purposes prior to the 7 day rule
What members are not entitled to injury pay benefits?
- Recruit Officers
- Police Aides
- Other Probationary Members
Under what categories may the chief of police grant an unpaid leave of absence?
What is the definition of an abducted child?
A person age 17 years or younger, who has been unwillingly removed from his/herhome or the custody of his or her parent, guardian, or legal custodian, withoutpermission from the child’s legal guardian or designated legal representative.
What is a critical missing?
- The missing person has a proven physical or mental disability which subjectsthemselves or others to danger.
- 2. There is reasonable suspicion to believe the disappearance of the missingperson is not voluntary and/or the missing person is the victim of foul play.
- 3. The missing person has a medical emergency.
- 4. The missing person is missing after a disaster, but not confirmed to be dead,e.g., drowning, explosion, etc.
- 5. The missing person is age 11 years or younger.
- 6. The missing person is under the age of 18 and has their own minor child in theircustody.
What is the criteria needed for an amber alert?
- Child must be 17 years of age or younger.
- 2. Child must be in danger of serious bodily harm or death.
- 3. The initiating agency must have enough descriptive information about the child, the suspect(s), and/or the suspect vehicle(s) to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help locate the child.
- Note: The Amber Alert is not to be used for family abductions unless the child’s life is in immediate danger.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 mandates
that, once a missing person has been entered into NCIC, their name cannot be removed from NCIC solely because of their age. Therefore, a missing person who is still missing after reaching 21 years of age shall remain entered in NCIC regardless of whether or not they are a critical, endangered or involuntary missing person.
What is the purpose of mutual aid?
Wisconsin Statute 66.0313 provides that any Wisconsin law enforcement agency may assist a requesting Wisconsin law enforcement agency with their law enforcement efforts within the requesting agency's jurisdiction. Such mutual assistance may include, but is not limited to, the use of specialized equipment, facilities and the trained personnel.
When can a police member use a chemical agent?
Police members may use a chemical agent when the situation justifies the use of force and it is reasonably necessary to overcome active resistance or its threat. Whether the force used is reasonable depends upon the totality of facts and circumstances in each case.
Unless absolutely necessary, the chemical agent dispenser should not be used at any distance less than ........ feet from the subject
How long should time cards be retained at the members work location.
What is the definition of an arrest?
is the taking or detaining of a person by word or action into custody so as to subject their liberty to the actual control and will of the person making the arrest. There must exist the intent to take into custody and a corresponding understanding of the person arrested that he or she is in “custody”, although no formal declaration of arrest is required.
When may a member make an arrest off-duty?
- An off-duty member may arrest or provide aid or assistance anywhere within the state of Wisconsin if: 1. The member is responding to an emergency situation that poses a significant threat to life or bodily harm; and,
- 2. The member is taking action that the member would be authorized to take under the same circumstances in Milwaukee County while on-duty.
what are the rules for informing the arrestee
the arresting officer should inform the arrestee as soon as practicable of the nature of the offense or warrant for which they are being arrested. For safety reasons, the member may initially mislead the arrestee as to the nature of the offense or warrant.
All information pertaining to an arrested person shall be entered directly into the Department’s Corrections Management System (CMS). When practical,the information shall be entered within the first ............... minutes of the arrestee’sarrival at the Department facility in order to ensure that the prisonerinformation is available from any police department workstation
what is the definition of domestic abuse
- Intentional infliction of physical pain, physical injury or illness.
- 2. Intentional impairment of physical condition.
- 3. Sexual assault (1st, 2ndand 3rddegree); or
- 4. A physical act that may cause the other person to reasonably fear imminent engagement in the conduct described above.
what PERSONS are SUBJECT TO MANDATORY ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENSES
- 2. Former spouse;
- 3. An adult (18 years of age or older) with whom the person resides or formerly resided;
- 4. An adult with whom the person has created a child.
who is the predominant aggressor
The most significant, but not necessarily the first, aggressor in a domestic abuse incident.
elder abuse is “…willful infliction on an elder person of physical pain or injury or unreasonable confinement to a person who is age __________ or older or who is subject to the infirmities of aging”. Note that Wisconsin State Statutes identifies “Elder Abuse” by both age and/or vulnerability of the person.
If the officer’s “probable cause to believe” is based on a report of an alleged domestic abuse incident, the officer is required to make an arrest only if the report is received within _______ days after the day the incident is alleged to have occurred, by the officer or the law enforcement agency thatemploys the officer.
What cases are handled by court liaison officers
- STATE SUMMARY ARREST CASES
- 1. All misdemeanors (except firearms related cases
- 2. All State Traffic (except Injury by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle and Duty Upon Striking Causing Injury).
- 3. Fleeing from Officer 346.04
- 4. Burglary
- 5. Robbery
- 6. Felony Theft
- 7. Any other felony case at the direction of the shift commanders of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
- NON-SUMMARY STATE CASES
- 1. Battery (misdemeanor only)
- 2. Criminal Damage to Property (misdemeanor only)
- 3. Domestic Violence offenses (misdemeanor only) - NOT HARASSMENTINJUNCTIONS
What cases are handled by the investigating member?
- 1. All cases (felony and misdemeanor) when a firearm is recovered as evidence.
- 2. Complex, unusual, or problematic misdemeanor cases, but only with supervisory pre-authorization.
- 3. All domestic violence arrests where 2 or more persons are arrested from a single incident.
- 4. Fourth degree sexual assaults
- 5. Lewd and lascivious behavior
- 6. Controlled substance cases (felony only)
Graffiti cases in which there is more than ............. in damage or which meets the guidelines set forth in ss. 943.017 shall be referred to the District Attorney’s Office as determined by the shift commander.
Theft and retail theft cases where the value of the stolen property is greater than $500, the defendant is on probation, parole or extended supervision, or the defendant has ........... or more prior retail theft/theft convictions in the last 5 years the offense shall be referred to the District Attorney’s Office.
under the following circumstances, possession of any quantity of marijuana shall be considered a violation of state statutes and processed through the District Attorney’s Office
- Previous arrest and/or conviction for Possession of Marijuana, either as a violation of municipal ordinance or state statute.
- 2. Previous arrest and/or conviction for any other violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, as set forth in Wisconsin State Statute 961.
- 3. Previous conviction for any felony.
- 4. Previous conviction for any misdemeanor crime involving violence (e.g., battery-domestic violence).
- 5. Persons on probation or parole.
In those cases where a member on duty injury leave has ambulatory privileges, he/she is required to honor the subpoena. Members appearing in court while on duty injury leave shall wear ...............
civilian business attire.
Only a ................ or higher authority may overrule the decision of a Technical Communications Division supervisor regarding dispatching members to assignments.
A supervisor shall respond to the following assignments
- Any incident where there is a likelihood of life-threatening injury or death; or where death has occurred (i.e. Assignments categorized as dead on entry-DOE, fire, shooting, suicide, traffic fatality, etc).
- 2. Any incident required by department policy (i.e. squad accidents, pursuits, use of force, licensed premise violation, implementation of ICS, alarms received on government buildings/installations, an injured police member, etc).
- 3. When requested by a police member.
- 4. When requested by a dispatcher to perform a supervisor-specific function (i.e., to check on a squad’s status at an assignment).
- 5. Any incident involving a department member while off-duty that requires a police response. Such incidents shall be investigated by a member of higher rank except for members assigned to the Professional Performance Division.
The .................... or ....... is responsible for the maintenance of all “RapID” devices assigned to their command
commanding officer (or designee)
What components make up the disturbance resolution model
- Approach considerations
- Intervention options
- follow through considerations
The use of force by a police member must be
Force that is intended or likely to cause great bodily harm or death, may only be used:
- 1. if reasonable under all the circumstances then existing to prevent great bodily harm or death to the officer or a third party; or
- 2. when necessary to prevent a suspect's escape and the officer has probable cause to believe that the suspect presently poses a significant threat of great bodily harm or death to the officer or others; or
- 3. to kill an animal if the officer or another person is threatened with serious bodily harm by the animal or otherwise to provide for the safety of the general public; or
- 4. to kill an animal that has been so badly injured that its destruction would prevent further suffering.
The Use of Force Report shall be completed by a supervisory officer when a Department member:
- Discharges a firearm
- Uses a baton in the line of duty
- Discharges an irritant, chemical, or inflammatory agent
- Deploys an Electronic Control Device, to include non-contact spark display, contact stun and probe deployment. However, non-contact spark display used as a test of functionality does not require the filing of a report.
- Department canine bites a person.
- Forcible blood draws requiring use of force to obtain a sample where a subject claims injury or is injured as a result of police action. Uses bodily force that involves focused strikes, diffused strikes, or decentralizations to the ground.
- Uses any type of force in which a person is injured or claims injury, whether or not the injury is immediately visible.
Police members involved in a critical incident that results in great bodily harm or death to a person(s) shall immediately
- 1. Secure the area
- 2. Advise their dispatcher
- 3. Call for/render medical assistance as needed
- 4. Call for a patrol supervisor
Persons reporting a vehicle theft by phone should be directed to respond inperson to a district station in order to have their theft investigated. A squad may be dispatched to the complainant’s location if the complainant is unable ---------- , or if exigent circumstances exist that prevent the complainant fromreporting the theft in person
to report in person
The investigating member shall ------------, broadcast a description and other pertinent information regarding the stolen vehicle via KSA radio.
as soon as practicable
A Stolen Vehicle Supplemental Report (Form PT-37) shall be filed by the investigating member and the original report sent to the Records Management Section for imaging. If a victim refuses to sign the PT-37--------------------------
the theft will be deemed baseless and no reports shall be filed
VEHICLES RECOVERED BEFORE BEING REPORTED STOLEN
- 1. Police members locating a vehicle, which may be stolen, but has not yet been reported, shall make every effort to contact the owner.
- 2. If the owner confirms that the vehicle is stolen, the investigating member shall follow the aforementioned vehicle theft investigation and recovery procedures.
- 3. If the investigating member is unable to make contact with the owner, the vehicle shall be towed for safekeeping.
Vehicles reported stolen by outside agencies and subsequently recovered in the City of Milwaukee, whether there is a related arrest or not, require teletype notification to the outside agency by the investigating members work location advising them that we have recovered a vehicle stolen from their jurisdiction and requesting the following:
- Confirmation of the vehicle theft.
- Acopy of the outside agencies reports related to the theft.
- If a member of the outside jurisdiction will be responding to the scene of the recovery.
- If the vehicle owner will be responding to claim their auto or if it should be towed.
Members assigned a Department vehicle shall inspect the vehicle at the beginning of their tour of duty to determine whether it is in serviceable condition.They shall note the general appearance as well as any damage, defects, and items in need of repair or replacement. Members shall,----------------- ,report to a supervisor any vehicle or equipment that is in need of repair or replacement. If a member fails to report a defect or damage to a Department vehicle, it shall be assumed that the defect or damage occurred during their tour of duty.
as soon as practicable
The Fleet Supervisor shall conduct a........... inspection of the entire fleet of vehicles assigned to their work location and submit a Monthly Equipment Checklist(Form PS-10) to their commanding officer noting same.
If a member's operator license and/or vehicle registration is suspended or revoked, the member shall immediately submit a--------------- report to his/her commanding officer. This report shall specify the duration of thesuspension or revocation and be forwarded to the respective bureau AssistantChief of Police by the member's commanding officer
Department vehicles may be driven beyond the city limits when
- a. The police member/operator is in immediate pursuit of a law violator.
- b. The operator is conducting an investigation of a police related matter (with authorization) or is performing an approved Department assignment.
The Restitution Recovery-Review Package (Form PR-92) shall be used whenever a Department vehicle or property was damaged as a result of an act of
criminal damage or a crash.
Certification of TIME and eTIME System Users
- 1. Only those members who obtain and maintain the required Department of Justice(DOJ) training will be granted access to the TIME and eTIME systems. Membersusing the TIME and eTIME system may only use the system for purposes forwhich they were certified.
- 2. All members of the department who use Criminal Justice Information Systems(CJIS) or who routinely reviewcriminal justice data as a position responsibility willbe required to be re-certified every two (2) years. Re-certification notifications andadministration will be handled by the Department’s TAC
Data security is of the utmost concern and to ensure the security of sensitive law enforcement data the following guidelines will be employed:
- 2. Background re-investigations (consisting of criminal history updates in addition to routine driver's license audits) will be conducted minimally every 5 years on all Department members who have access to Criminal Justice Information Systems.
- 3. Each member of the department having TIME and/or eTIME system privileges has been issued a unique system login. Members are required to log out or lock all Criminal Information Systems from unauthorized access when the member is not present at the system.
- 4. All transactions from criminal justice data systems are considered confidential and may not be released to non-law enforcement agencies or personnel.
- 5. Any individual authorized to use the TIME or eTIME System who receives a request for criminal justice information from another individual must ensure the person requesting the information is authorized to receive the data. Each data service has its own rules for secondary dissemination of records, which may include requirements for logging, identification of the purpose of the request and identification of the specific individual receiving the record. Most records may be legitimately disseminated to another criminal justice employee/agency when the purpose of the request is criminal justice related.
- 6. The printing and/or copying of criminal justice data will be limited to the time of need and reproductions limited to the smallest quantity to complete the job.
- 7. Printed criminal justice data will be securely disposed of when no longer needed. Printed media will be destroyed by shredding or by placing the mediain secure shredding containers for later shredding.
Substances that have the appearance of a controlled substance but test“negative” shall be inventoried as
“Drug paraphernalia” is
all equipment, products and materials of any kind that are used, designed for use or primarily intended for use in planting,propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding,converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging,repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of Wis. Stat. Ch. 961.
City Ordinance 106-38.2 allows officers to issue a municipal citation for possession of 25 grams, or less, of marijuana that appears to be solely for personal use. However, under the following circumstances, possession of any quantity of marijuana shall be considered a violation of state statutes and processed through the District Attorney’s Office.
- 1. Previous arrest and/or conviction for Possession of Marijuana, either as a violation of municipal ordinance or state statute.
- 2. Previous arrest and/or conviction for any other violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, as set forth in Wisconsin State Statute 961.
- 3. Previous conviction for any felony.
- 4. Previous conviction for any misdemeanor crime involving violence(e.g., battery-domestic violence).
- 5. Persons on probation or parole.
Police members shall file an MV-4000 when the crash is reportable as defined in WI SS. 346.70 (1). The following are examples when an MV-4000 is required. This list is no way all-inclusive.
- 1.Accidental carbon monoxide poisoning generated by the vehicle, while vehicle is in transport.
- 2.Breakage of any part of vehicle, resulting in injury or damage.
- 3.Explosion of any part of the motor vehicle in transport.
- 4.Person falling, jumping, or being pushed from a vehicle (unintentional).
- 5.A fire starting in a motor vehicle in transport.
- 6.Person hit by object in or thrown into or against a vehicle.
- 7.Injury or damage by animals flying into or against a vehicle.
- 8.Bridge giving way under the weight of a vehicle.
- 9.Intentional acts shall be filed for “financial responsibility” purposes as per WI SS. 344. An incident report is needed for the crime.
- 10.All reportable crashes occurring on private property open for use by the public.
- 11. All hit and run cases.
Crashes which meet the below listed criteria shall not have squads dispatched to investigate at the scene. In these instances, the caller shall be informed that if the parties involved wish to have a crash report filed, they must appear in person at a district station to file a report
- a. None of the parties involved are injured.
- b. Neither driver is intoxicated.
- c. The vehicles are drivable.
- d.No government property is damaged.
- e.The crash is not a hit and run.
- f.There are no escalations between parties involved in the crash which may compromise public safety.
- g.No major traffic congestion as a result of the crash.
All personnel operating Department vehicles shall exercise ----------- for the safety of all persons. There are no assignments or tasks of such importance that they justify the ---------- of the member's safety or the safety of other persons.Members must be mindful of the balance between achieving the goals of law enforcement while maintaining the public’s safety.
due regard/reckless disregard
1. ELUDING / FLEEING: An active attempt by one or more law enforcement officers to apprehend a suspect who is either an occupant of or operating a motor vehicle, during which time the operator of the motor vehicle is attempting to avoid capture by using high speed driving or other evasive tactics such as driving off a highway, or making sudden or unexpected----------.
Due regard is the degree of care that a
reasonably careful person, performing similar duties, and acting under similar circumstances would show. There is noexception to the requirement that officer’s demonstrate due regard for the safetyof others. Failing to drive with due regard may subject a police member to civiland/or criminal liability in addition to other administrative consequences
A field supervisor or higher authority -------- acknowledge that he/she is aware of and monitoring the pursuit as soon as practicable after a pursuit is initiated.
SAFEKEEPING TOW This tow category is to be used only when
- 1. A vehicle is to be towed and the owner/driver is unable to authorize a tow.
- 2. Ownership is in question.
- 3. The vehicle appears as "possibly stolen", e.g., column damage, but not yet reported.
Within------------ days after the end of each biweekly pay period, the Time Owed and Allowed Report shall be posted to the Directives Intranet. The total hours of compensatory overtime earned by each member, including any time and one-half (1.5X) premium compensatory hours earned, will be listed.
After a member has successfully completed an electronic overtime card, a supervisor can check the status of all authorized cards awaiting approval under the “Pending” tab. The status is color coded as follows:
- White: Card is authorized.
- • Pink: Card is authorized, completed and electronically signed by member.
- • Green: Card is authorized, completed, electronically signed by member and approved by supervisor.
- • Grey: Card has been voided.
Sworn members---------complete their electronic overtime card immediately following the conclusion of their extension of duty or special event overtime. If the overtime occurred outside the member’s work location and the member have no other valid reason to return to his/her work location at the conclusion of the overtime, then the electronic overtime card shall be completed at nearest and most practical Department location with an online time entry system.
The Property Control Warehouse is located at ---------------- and shall be accessible for normal Department business and the public, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2620 W. Wisconsin Ave
Captains / Lieutenants may authorize felony evidence dispositions.-------- may authorize felony drug evidence as well as Misdemeanor and Municipal cases.
Members of the Department finding an abandoned safe shall immediately communicate such fact to their commanding officer who in turn shall notify the CIB. The supervisor in charge of the CIB shall then assign detectives to investigate and cause such safe to be processed in the following manner:
- 1. The safe shall be checked for fingerprints, a determination made as to whether or not a crime has been committed and every effort made to identify the owner.
- 2. Photographs shall be taken of the safe.
- 3. Any articles found inside the safe shall be placed on inventory.
Flexi-cuffs are to be removed only with Department approved
Strip search means a search in which a detained person's
genitals, pubic area, buttock or anus, or a detained female person's breast, is uncovered and either exposed to view or touched by a person conducting the search.
The hold shall only be for a maximum of 72 hours. A lieutenant or higher authority must reconfirm the "hold" every 8 hours.
Sergeants establishing a hospital guard shall perform the following tasks:
- 1. Hospital Guard Duty Report (Form PH-3)a. The sergeant assigned to establish a hospital guard shall contact the shiftcommander of the appropriate CIB division for any special instructions andshall then file the PH-3.b. The sergeant filing the PH-3 shall disseminate copies of the report (first pageonly) according to the distribution schedule noted on the report.
- 2. Obtain one set of leg irons and ensure they are functioning properly.General Order 2011-07 PRISONERS Page 27 of 313. Obtain a portable radio and a radio charger and determine if the portable radio iscapable of transmitting from that location. If not, alternative arrangements mustbe made.
- 4. Convey the aforementioned items to the hospital guard location.
- 5. Ensure that the prisoner's name does not appear in the hospital register ofpatients. This procedure is for the added security of both the officer and prisoner6. Room InspectionThe sergeant shall conduct a thorough inspection of the hospital room. Safetyand security are the principal concerns for both the guarding officer as well asthe person in custody. When conducting a room inspection the sergeant shallconsider the following:a. Ensure the room is equipped with a telephone and that it is not within theprisoner's reach. If necessary, there are two telephone extension cables available at the Third District Shift Commander's Office
- b. Determine where all room doors lead.
- c. Determine the location of keys for all doors with locks.
- 7. If the sergeant determines that special circumstances exist, the sergeant shall consult with hospital personnel to determine if the special circumstances can be accommodated and notify their shift commander of same.8. The sergeant shall then post the guard on the prisoner and shall provide the officer with the original PH-3. The sergeant shall ensure the officer has read and understands the instructions as noted in the PH-3. The original PH-3 shall remain with the officer performing guard duties
Note: In accordance with Riverside v. California, no person may be held on summary charges for more than ---- hours without a probable cause determination.
Juveniles shall not be held in a secure custody status in municipal lockups for more than------ hours. The six-hour requirement is mandated by the Federal Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act and is also required under Wis. ss. 938.209 and DOC Administrative Code, Chapter 349. The six-hour secure custody status time limit starts when the detained juvenile is placed in a secure custody status (i.e. locked room, locked interview room or locked holding room, cell or handcuffed to a cuffing rail or other stationary object). Juveniles who have not yet been placed in secure custody status (i.e. those who remain with the arresting officer, are going through the booking, searching, fingerprinting, or photographing process, or those who are being interviewed by detectives, etc.) do not cause the clock to start as it pertains to the six-hour limit. These activities do not constitute secure custody status.
A Medical Intake Screening Report (Form PP-51) shall be completed------ to the confinement of any juvenile in any cell or holding room for any purpose and for any length of time.
When considering the proper disposition of a juvenile in custody, consider both the interest of the community and the interest of the juvenile. Factors to consider include the seriousness of the offense, the record of the child, the interest and attitude of parent and child and --------------------------
the complainant’s rights as it relates to disposition.
INTOXICATED OR INCAPACITATED JUVENILES. EXCEPTION
State statutes and Department procedures relating to the treatment and services for intoxicated persons and others incapacitated by alcohol do not apply to juveniles.
In------ cases of intoxicated or incapacitated juveniles, a PA-45 shall be completed in accordance with procedures previously outlined. Juveniles must be conveyed to a hospital for an exam and a hospital Medical Discharge Sheet must be obtained.