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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br /> <br />COURT APPEARANCES COMPENSATION ADM-03 <br />Add. 1 <br /> <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE DATE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE MET <br />N/A 1 of 2 <br />02-27-03 YES <br />02-27-03 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />This addendum: Establishes policy and procedures governing the compensation <br />of Department employees while attending court proceedings. <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br /> It is the policy of the Surprise Police Department to compensate its employees <br />for overtime worked while participating in court related proceedings in <br />accordance with City policy and the Fair Labor Standards Act (F.L.S.A.) <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br /> Court-related appearance will include the following: <br /> <br />A. Grand jury appearances <br />B. Pre-trial hearings <br />C. Admin Per Se hearings <br />D. Defense/ Prosecution Interviews <br />E. Depositions <br /> <br /> <br />IV. PROCEDURE <br /> <br />A. Non-exempt employees, not serving on a tour of duty, shall be <br />compensated for a minimum of two (2) hours of overtime for any court <br />appearance. <br />B. The Surprise Police Department does not authorize “stand-by” in lieu of <br />appearance. Non-exempt employees who place themselves on “stand-by” <br />with the prosecution or court, who are not required to appear, will not <br />receive overtime compensation. If while on “stand-by” the employee is <br />required to appear in court, they will be compensated for approved time <br />only or two (2) hours minimum, whichever is greater. <br />C. Non-exempt employees scheduled for court appearance less than two (2) <br />hours immediately prior to their scheduled tour of duty, shall only be <br />compensated for the time of appearance. <br />D. If not required to appear before the court for the entire two (2) hours, non- <br />exempt employees being paid for a court appearance are subject to being <br />utilized at the direction of a supervisor to meet the needs of the <br />Department during that two (2) hour paid period. <br />E. Non-exempt employees required to attend court for longer than two (2) <br />hours will be compensated for each additional hour worked. (Time will be <br />rounded up to the one-quarter hour.) <br />F. Employees shall complete and turn in all overtime slips on the same day <br />or as soon as practical. <br /> <br />