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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />INSPECTIONAL SERVICES ADM-32 <br /> <br />DATE DATE REVISE CALEA STANDARDS PAGE <br />ISSUED EFFECTIVE DATE MET <br />1 of 10 <br />11-29-05 09-25-07 YES <br />11-15-05 <br /> <br /> <br />I. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is that inspections, both at line and <br />staff levels, be conducted as a means to ensure that the Department's goals and <br />objectives are being pursued, and to assist in the identification of needs within <br />the Agency. <br /> <br />II. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The mission of all inspections and audits is to inquire into and report upon <br />matters which pertain to the performance of the City of Surprise Police <br />Department’s mission and efficiency. Staff inspections are geared to identify <br />potential problems and needs to ensure the following: <br /> <br />A. Department records and reports are accurate and up to date. <br />B. Department training is timely, effective and appropriate. <br />C. Division procedures are effective and productive. <br />D. Unity of command and span of control is maintained throughout the <br />Department. <br />E. The Department is fulfilling its legally mandated function. <br /> <br />III. DEFINITIONS <br /> <br />A. Audit – The formal review process used to determine compliance with, <br />and the validity of Department Policies and Procedures. <br />B. Inspection – A supervisor’s review of activities, personnel, procedures and <br />equipment to prevent failure, error or misconduct through the application <br />of corrective measures or actions. <br />C. Line Inspection – One that is conducted by supervisors directly <br />responsible for the persons, facilities, resources, or other elements being <br />inspected. <br />D. Staff Audit/Inspection – The formal inspection of all departmental <br />components. <br />E. Unannounced Inspections – Unannounced inspections of specific areas <br />or components within the Department, to be conducted semi-annually in <br />compliance with the Policy and Procedures Manual, CALEA Standards, or <br />at the direction of the Chief of Police or designee. <br />F. Special Inspection – At the direction of the Chief of Police or designee, <br />the review of components that are addressed in response to specific <br />concerns. These inspections may be announced or unannounced and are <br />narrow in scope, which may focus on a specific issue. <br /> <br />