20.00.020     ISSUING PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT                    (CALEA 17.3.1 & .5.2)


Property purchased for Department use must be obtained in accordance with the procedures as outlined in the city's “Purchasing Cookbook.”  Oversight for Department-owned property issued to personnel shall be delegated by the Deputy Chief of the Administrative Services Division.  The actual issuing of property to employees will be completed by the Personnel Services Unit (PSU).  Equipment used in specialty units will be issued through the commander of the unit.


When an employee is hired by the Police Department, the PSU will document any property that is issued to the new employee on a Clothing and Equipment form.  Every effort will be made to reissue equipment and clothing that has been turned in from previous employees and is still in good working or usable condition.  Employees will sign the form after they have received their equipment.