Special assignments shall be based upon
operational needs and must be approved by
the Chief of Police or designee.
A “special assignment” is defined as a
provisional assignment for an employee
to fulfill an operational need. The
special assignment may be located within
the element or in another element other
than where the employee is officially assigned.
A special assignment differs from a temporary
assignment in that the duties required of an
employee on special assignment are within the
employee’s official position classification
and the assignment does not require additional compensation.
ESTABLISHING AN INTERELEMENT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
A. The element receiving the employee on
special assignment shall initiate and submit
a request to the respective assistant chief,
via the chain of command, for review and approval.
B. The request shall include the following:
1. A justification for the special assignment;
2. A description of the duties to be performed; and
3. The length of time for the special assignment.
C. Upon agreement between the element commanders,
the employee may be placed temporarily on special
assignment, pending the final approval of the respective
D. The respective assistant chiefs shall
review the circumstances and make the determination
to authorize a special assignment.
ESTABLISHING AN INTRAELEMENT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
The element commander shall have the authority
to establish and approve special assignments within the element.
DURATION OF A SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
A. A special assignment shall not exceed one year.
B. The Chief of Police may extend or terminate a
special assignment at any time.
The element receiving the special assignment
employee shall be responsible for supervising
the employee and complying with this policy.
EVALUATION OF SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS
A. The element commander shall submit
a written report documenting all interelement
special assignments to the Human Resources Division (HRD).
This report shall be submitted to the HRD by January 15
and July 15 of each year.
B. The report shall contain the following information:
1. A list of the interelement special assignments.
2. A statement of purpose for each special assignment;
3. An evaluation of the initial problem or condition
that required the implementation of the special assignment; and
4. A recommendation in order to ascertain whether
the special assignment is still necessary.
C. The HRD shall create a master report for the Chief of Police by February 5 and August 5 of each year.