11.00.170     DUTY RESPONSIBILITIES        (CALEA 12.1.3)


Employees will maintain sufficient competency to properly perform their duties and assume the responsibilities of their positions.


All employees will perform their duties as required or directed by law, a departmental rule, regulation, policy, procedure, or proper authority.


Employees will, at all times, respond to the lawful orders of a supervisor and other proper authority, as well as calls for assistance from citizens.


The administrative delegation of the enforcement of certain laws and ordinances to particular units of the Department does not relieve employees of other units from the responsibility of taking prompt, effective action within the scope of those laws and ordinances when the occasion so requires.


Employees assigned to special duties are not relieved from taking proper actions outside the scope of their specialized assignment when necessary.