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"Unshackling Montgomery's police"
- Washington Post Editorial

Vote for Question B

Question B Ballot Language:

Referendum on Law Enacted by County Council Effects Bargaining for Police Employees

"Shall the Act to modify the scope of collective bargaining with police employees to permit the exercise of certain management rights without first bargaining the effects of those rights on police employees become law?"

Referéndum sobre la Ley Promulgada por el Consejo del Condado Afecta las negociaciones de los Empleados de la Policía

"¿Debería convertirse en ley el Acta para modificar la negociación colectiva con los empleados de la policía para poner en práctica ciertos derechos de administración sin tener primero que negociar los efectos de dichos derechos de los empleados de la policía?"

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County Police Policies Still Awaiting “Approval”by Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Leaders

The FOP has held up the finalization of the following 15 police procedural directives by demanding the right to bargain their effects.  The five issues marked with a star (*) had already been bargained and agreed to under the Union’s collective bargaining agreement - but the Union demanded to bargain them again under effects bargaining, thus continuing to delay their going into effect.

Directive Date Sent to FOP

Use of Force (131) 06/27/08
Guides officers in their use of deadly force and non-deadly force.  This includes but is not limited to the application of force through the use of firearms, tasers, and other protective instruments.  This policy also covers the reporting process for officers to articulate the facts and circumstances surrounding their use of force.

Equipment Turn-In (390) 10/07/08
Details the procedures to be followed when turning in police-issued equipment.

*Firearms and Accessories (305) 10/18/08
Describes the type of authorized firearms and associated accessories (holsters, attached lights, etc…) that can be used by an officer while on-duty or off-duty.

*Clothing Allowance (414) 11/11/08
Provides guidelines for a clothing allowance to sworn officers whose job responsibilities do not primarily require the use of the standard-issue police uniform and the process by which these officers are paid.

*Restricted duty 7/24/09
Defines what will occur when an officer is temporarily incapacitated and is not able to fully perform all duties or meet all responsibilities required of a sworn police officer.

Raids (711) 10/20/09
Details the procedures whenever it is necessary for officers to conduct search and seizure operations typically in the form of a search warrant service, with focus on the rights, safety, and welfare of both the citizens and the officers involved.

Search Warrants 10/20/09
Defines the procedures to be followed when applying for and serving search warrants.

Interpreters and Language Services (1121) 09/08/09
Establishes that it is the policy of the department to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services whenever necessary to ensure effective communication with individuals with hearing impairments.

*Mobil Video Systems (425) 01/13/10
Delineates the arbitrated award whereby the Department can install, review and use mobile video systems in officers’ police cruisers.  This allows for better evidence in court, accountability in the police force, and safety for the officer on the street.

Field Training and Evaluation (343) 02/01/10
Defines the policy of the department to provide each probationary officer with field training under the guidance, direction, and evaluation of experienced officers and supervisors.

High Risk Incidents (950) 06/16/10
Establishes the policy to resolve potentially life-threatening incidents through the use of departmental resources to include patrol officers, the SWAT team, and hostage negotiators.  High risk incidents include: hostage situations, any life-threatening situation, barricades and high risk arrest/execution of a search warrant.

ECC Tapes 10/17/11
This policy sets forth the process to obtain ECC communication tapes, both 911 calls and dispatch transmissions.

SRO’s 10/17/11
Defines the duties and responsibilities of sworn officers working in the school system as School Resource Officers (SROS’s).

*Employee Personal Information 5/18/12
Lists what personal information is kept by the department and what types of personal information can be released publicly including the reasons for its release.

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