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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES OPS-32 <br /> <br />DATE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />EFFECTIVE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 14 <br />07-15-13 01-16-15 YES <br />04-29-05 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this directive is to establish policy and procedure for the use of <br />special purpose vehicles within the Surprise Police Department. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to utilize all special purpose <br />vehicles optimally and in a safe and effective manner. Pursuant to ARS 28- <br />3151, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle or vehicle combination on a <br />highway without a valid driver’s license and proper endorsement. In addition, <br />ARS 28-909 requires each front seat occupant of a motor vehicle be required to <br />have the lap and shoulder belt properly adjusted and fastened while the vehicle <br />is in motion. All City of Surprise members are required to use seat belts at all <br />times when operating a City vehicle. All members who ride as passengers in a <br />City vehicle shall wear seat belts when available. <br /> <br />III. PROCEDURES <br /> <br />A. Special Purpose Vehicles <br /> <br />1. Prisoner Transport Van <br /> <br />a. Purpose – The primary purpose of the prisoner transport van <br />is to transport prisoners to detention facilities or to court. It <br />may also be used for special events, crowd control, patrol, <br />and property transportation. <br />b. Emergency Driving Restricted – Employees will not engage <br />in emergency driving when operating the prisoner transport <br />van. (41.1.3a) <br />c. Inspection Required – The prisoner transport van will be <br />thoroughly searched for weapons and contraband prior to <br />and after the transporting of any prisoner. (41.1.3a) <br />d. Prisoner Separation – Male and female prisoners will not be <br />transported in the same compartment of the prisoner <br />transport van. Juveniles will never be transported with <br />adults (see Policy OPS-06, Prisoner Transport/Processing). <br />(41.1.3a) <br />e. Responsible Employee - A Transportation Officer assigned <br />to the Field Operations Division will be assigned <br /> <br />