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Atlanta Police Department

Policy Manual










Special Order



Effective Date

July 1, 2008



Written Directive Update

July 2008

Applicable To: All employees

Approval Authority:  Chief Richard J. Pennington

Signature:  Signed by RJP

Date Signed:  7/8/08


  Table of Contents    

1.          PURPOSE  PAGEREF _Toc202618767 \h 1

2.          POLICY   PAGEREF _Toc202618768 \h 1

3.          RESPONSIBILITIES  PAGEREF _Toc202618769 \h 1

4.          ACTION  PAGEREF _Toc202618770 \h 1

4.1           New Directive  PAGEREF _Toc202618771 \h 1

4.1.1        APD.SO.08.05 Disposal of Evidence RE:Violations  PAGEREF _Toc202618772 \h 1

4.2           Updated Directives  PAGEREF _Toc202618773 \h 1


4.2.1        APD.SOP.2060 Extra Jobs  PAGEREF _Toc202618774 \h 1

4.2.2        APD.SOP.2131 Collection of Dept. Equipment PAGEREF _Toc202618775 \h 2

5.          DEFINITIONS  PAGEREF _Toc202618776 \h 2

6.          CANCELLATIONS  PAGEREF _Toc202618777 \h 2

7.          REFERENCES  PAGEREF _Toc202618778 \h 2




1.               PURPOSE


This order summarizes revisions to existing directives. The full text to all current directives can be found on the Horizon intranet site at “http://horizon”. 


2.               POLICY


The Atlanta Police Department will keep its written directives up to date and promptly notify affected employees.


3.               RESPONSIBILITIES


3.1              Bureau, division, and section commanders will implement these changes in their commands, making sure that affected employees are notified.


4.               ACTION


4.1              New Directive


4.1.1           APD.SO.08.05 Disposal of Evidence Related to Certain Violations


1.    This special order authorizes the Property Control Unit to dispose of evidence related to misdemeanor and city ordinance cases.


4.2              Updated Directives


4.2.1           APD.SOP.2060 Extra Jobs


1.    Sections 4.5.1 and 4.5.6 revised changes to the employee’s temporary permit to include a fourteen day expiration period and a requirement that a final, signed permit be returned to the employee by his or her chain of command within that fourteen day period.  A fourth page is being added to the Extra Job Permit Request form to allow for a temporary permit and a permanent permit, but a photo-copy of the form will also serve as a temporary permit.


2.    Section 4.6.3 was added, addressing the return and correction of Extra Job Report Form APD 728 with errors.


3.    Section 4.6.4 language was added to allow section commanders to require civilian employees to report extra job hours and sworn employees to report non-law enforcement related extra job hours.  The report of these hours will be maintained by the section commander, rather than the Staff Inspections Unit. 


4.    Section 4.6.7 addresses the Staff Inspections Unit daily inspections of employees working extra jobs and Extra Job Spot Inspection Verification Form APD 761.


5.    Section 4.9 was added which addresses the use of motorcycles for extra jobs.


4.2.2           APD.SOP.2131 Collection of Department Equipment


1.    Section 4.1 was revised to include that Retirees with 30 or more years of service (including Reserve service) may keep their primary Department - issued weapon at retirement from active duty or from the Reserve, when they leave the Department under honorable circumstances.


2.    Section 4.2.3 was revised to add that any employee that separates from APD will contact the Central Records Unit to request an appointment to review any incident, traffic, and/or other reports that are held in his or her name and Property Control to review any evidence held in his or her name.


3.    Section 4.4.2 was revised to add that a retiree that separates from the Reserve must turn in Department- issued equipment and property. If the equipment is not returned within 30 days, an incident report will be written by the A.R.P.R. supervisor or coordinator listing the items not returned.


5.               DEFINITIONS




6.               CANCELLATIONS




7.               REFERENCES