MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


General Order


CHAPTER: 2 - A

TITLE: Notifying Sheriff of High Liability or Heightened Community Interest Incidents

EFFECTIVE DATE:

August 19,2009

NO. PAGES: 2

AMENDED: March 4, 2014

REFERENCE:

CALEA 11.4.5

RESCINDS:

Special Order: Notifying Sheriff of Libelous to Heightened Community Interest Incidents 07.06.2007


PURPOSE: The purpose of this order is to establish policy and procedures for notifying the Sheriff of incidents or information of increased liability to the Office or heightened community interest.


POLICY: It is the Sheriff's policy that employees having information of situations in which the Office has an increased liability exposure or where community interest will be heightened need to make the administration aware of such information so that it can be addressed in a timely and appropriate manner.


PROCEDURE:


Incidents or information in which the Office has an increased liability exposure or community interest will likely be heightened shall be reported to the Sheriff through the Chain of Command.


Reporting Time Requirement – The on-scene supervisor who has information as outlined in this order shall notify the Sheriff immediately via the Chain of Command.


Examples of such incidents are, but not limited to:



Once a Commander receives the notification and the notification occurs between 2200 and 0700 and is of a more minor nature, then it is the Commanders discretion to delay the notification to the Sheriff.

However, this delayed notification shall be made no later than 0730 hours.