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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />STRIKES, PICKETS AND PROTESTS OPS-08 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 3 <br />11-06-03 06-18-08 YES <br />11-06-03 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this directive is to establish policy and procedure relative to the <br />handling of strikes, pickets, and protests generally within the jurisdiction of the <br />Surprise Police Department. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to maintain peace and order in <br />all strikes, pickets and protests to protect the rights of the public and to enforce <br />the law. Maintenance of order and conformity with law are the primary emphasis <br />for Department personnel in such incidents. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITION <br /> <br />Shift Commander - The commanding officer, of the rank of Lieutenant or above, <br />who is responsible for the field operations of the Department on a particular shift. <br /> <br />IV. DISCUSSION <br /> <br />Strikes, picketing and protests are not, in themselves, violations of the law. It is <br />the illegal acts, which sometimes arise from such activities that are the proper <br />concern of law enforcement. The Department seeks to minimize criminal <br />violations connected with these disputes by providing guidelines for the conduct <br />of the parties. The "Manual of Conduct" contains guidelines, which emphasize <br />the use of public sidewalks and roadways, the free access to public places, and <br />the rights of persons to enter and leave private premises. In those incidents in <br />which there is a denial of those rights, the Department will take prompt, impartial <br />and appropriate action. <br /> <br />V. RESPONSIBILITIES <br /> <br /> A. Officers assigned to incidents involving strikes, pickets or protests will be <br />responsible for: <br /> <br /> 1. Impartially maintaining order at all times. <br /> 2. Obtaining the names of persons in authority on both sides of the <br />dispute and providing each representative with a copy of the <br />"Manual of Conduct". <br /> 3. Notifying the Supervisor of any strikes, pickets or protest situations <br /> <br />