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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />LEGAL PROCESS AND CIVIL MATTERS OPS-22 <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 29 <br />09-25-19 02-21-20 YES <br />08-04-04 <br /> <br />This revision combines OPS-22 and OPS-22, Add. 1 <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures and guidelines regarding <br />civil matters and the service of court orders by Department members. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to become involved in civil <br />matters only to the extent necessary to preserve the peace. Department <br />members shall review, verify, serve, and enforce civil court orders only as <br />mandated by law or outlined in this policy. When questions arise concerning the <br />legal process surrounding civil matters, the matter will be referred to the Police <br />Legal Advisor. When questions arise outside of normal business hours, any on- <br />duty sergeant or the on-duty/on-call lieutenant may contact the legal advisor. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />TERM DEFINITION <br />An Order of Protection that is granted by an on-call judge via <br />Emergency <br />the phone during days and hours when the courts are closed <br />Order of <br />for business. EOPs are granted by a judge to protect a <br />Protection <br />person who is in imminent danger of domestic violence. <br />(EOP) <br />EOPs expire at the close of the next day of judicial business <br />following the day of issue or after seventy-two (72) hours <br />after issuance, whichever is longer, unless otherwise <br />continued by the court. <br />A civil order that does not depend upon relationships, and is <br />Injunction <br />available if the conduct of any person is "harassment" as <br />Against <br />defined by law. An IAH prohibits a person from harassing, <br />Harassment <br />annoying, or alarming another person. <br />(IAH) <br />A civil order granted to protect employees at an employer's <br />Injunction <br />place of business. Only an employer or an authorized agent <br />Against <br />of an employer may file an injunction prohibiting workplace <br />Workplace <br />harassment. <br />Harassment <br />(IAWH) <br /> <br /> <br />