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File #: 2021-987   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Chief of Police to Update the Existing Alameda Police Department Policy Manual to be Current with Existing Best Practices and Statutory Requirements. (Police 3112) [Not heard on July 6, 2021]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Senate Bill 823-Related to Policy 324, 2. Exhibit 2 - Senate Bill 338, Penal Code 368.6-Related to Policy 362, 3. Exhibit 3 - Assembly Bill 2617-Related to Policy 393, 4. Exhibit 4 - Assembly Bill 2425-Related to Policy 810, 5. Exhibit 5 - CA Dept. of Justice Bulletin-Related to Policy 812, 6. Exhibit 6 - Assembly Bill 846-Related to Policy 1000, 7. Exhibit 7 - Assembly Bill 2992-Related to Policy 1014, 8. Exhibit 8 - Senate Bill 480-Related to Policy 1046, 9. Exhibit 9 - Assembly Bill 1066-Related to Policy 420, 10. Exhibit 10 - Policy 300 Use of Force, 11. Exhibit 11 - Policy 314 Vehicle Pursuits, 12. Exhibit 12 - Policy 320 Domestic Violence, 13. Exhibit 13 - Policy 324 Temporary Custody of Juveniles, 14. Exhibit 14 - Policy 326 Senior and Disability Victimization, 15. Exhibit 15 - Policy 328 Discriminatory Harassment, 16. Exhibit 16 - Policy 344 Report Preparation, 17. Exhibit 17 - Policy 380 Child and Dependent Adult Safety, 18. Exhibit 18 - Policy 393 Gun Violence Restraining Orders, 19. Exhibit 19 - Policy 420 Cite and Release, 20. Exhibit 20 - Policy 442 Criminal Organizations, 21. Exhibit 21 - Policy 464 Homeless Persons, 22. Exhibit 22 - Policy 600 Investigation and Prosecution, 23. Exhibit 23 - Policy 602 Sexual Assault Investigations, 24. Exhibit 24 - Policy 612 Brady Material Disclosure, 25. Exhibit 25 - Policy 614 Operations Planning and Deconfliction, 26. Exhibit 26 - Policy 810 Records Maintenance and Release, 27. Exhibit 27 - Policy 812 Protected Information, 28. Exhibit 28 - Policy 1000 Recruitment and Selection, 29. Exhibit 29 - Policy 1014 Sick Leave, 30. Exhibit 30 - Policy 1046 Uniform Regulations
Title

Recommendation to Authorize the Chief of Police to Update the Existing Alameda Police Department Policy Manual to be Current with Existing Best Practices and Statutory Requirements. (Police 3112) [Not heard on July 6, 2021]

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Alameda Police Department (PD) contracts with Lexipol for the generation, retention, updating, and publishing of our policy manual. Part of the contract includes periodic review and revision of the policy manual to reflect current best practices, emerging case law, and new legislative changes/mandates. Based on these factors, Lexipol has identified nineteen policies in need of or recommended for updating based in part on changes in State law.

BACKGROUND

Before Lexipol, PD operated on a set of General Orders that functioned as a policy manual for the Police Department. Under the General Orders concept, the policy manual was a paper document. PD and the City Attorney's Office were required to monitor evolving best practices, new case law, and changes in legislation. Those new practices and laws would then have to be distilled into a new or modified General Order, which would then be printed and disseminated for training at the PD. This was a time-consuming and cumbersome process that required a tremendous amount of City of Alameda (City) resources.

Approximately ten years ago, the PD entered into an agreement with Lexipol to create, maintain, update and publish a policy manual. Lexipol is a risk management company that specializes in the creation of electronic public safety policy manuals. It currently serves approximately 8,100 public safety agencies/municipalities. Last year, Lexipol reviewed about 9,000 legislative and regulatory changes to ensure the policy manuals it manages stay as current and comprehensive as possible. The pooling of resources caused by having so many public agencies obtaining their policy manuals from a single source a...

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