401 – Command Situations

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Policy

  1. Upon arrival at a scene, and if there is sufficient justification to do so, any supervisor of senior rank may take command of the situation by notifying the junior supervisor of this action. Written justification for having taken command must be documented within 24 hours and forwarded to the Sheriff or his or her designee via the chain of command. [CALEA Standard 12.1.2 c]
  2. A supervisor or deputy of equal or lower rank may take command of a situation by informing the supervisor or deputy then in charge if there is a physical or mental inability to complete the assignment. Such actions and reasons must be documented within 24 hours and forwarded to the Sheriff or his or her designee via the chain of command. [CALEA Standard 12.1.2 b]

Revision

This policy has been revised on the below listed dates:

April 21, 2009

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