17.00.060     SPECIALIZED ASSIGNMENT REVIEW       (CALEA 16.2.1)


On an annual basis, each specialized assignment will be reviewed to ensure the continued effective operation of agency specialization and to help avoid over-specialization.


The appropriate Section Commander shall be responsible for the review of those specialized assignments under their command.  Efficiency, benefit to the community and organization, and financial impacts can all be considered when recommending the addition to, elimination of, or continuation in a particular specialty assignment.  Findings will be forwarded to the Chief of Police and can be used to support the budgeting process, development of goals and objectives, and the Department’s Strategic Plan.  The report shall include:


v     A list of the specialized unit(s) being reviewed


v     A statement of purpose for each listed assignment


v     An evaluation of the initial problem or condition that required the implementation of the specialized assignment