MARCH 2021-SPECIAL ORDER NO. 8-SURVEILLANCE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES REVISED; SEARCH WARRANT AND PROBABLE CAUSE ARREST WARRANT PROCEDURES REVISED; OPERATION PLAN, FORM 12.22.00 DEACTIVATED; WARRANT SERVICE/TACTICAL PLAN REPORT, FORM 12.25.00 RENAMED AND REVISED; AND, SEARCH WARRANT AND WARRANT SERVICE/TACTICAL PLAN CHECKLIST, FORM 12.25.01 RENAMED AND REVISED

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Order is to present a standardized Tactical Operation Plan form to be used by all entities throughout the Department for thoroughly documenting the pre-planning, service and post-service of a search or Ramey warrant, and any buy-bust or tactical operation (i.e. surveillance). The service of a search warrant is a complex and potentially dangerous operation. A standardized Tactical Operation Plan will ensure that Department personnel consider all applicable officer safety, tactical, and administrative requirements necessary for successful warrant service.

PROCEDURE:

I. SURVEILLANCE NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES – REVISED. Department Manual Section 4/216.49, Surveillance Notification Procedures, has been revised.
Attached is the Department Manual Section with the revisions indicated in italics.

II. SEARCH WARRANT AND PROBABLE CAUSE ARREST WARRANT PROCEDURES — REVISED. Department Manual Section 4/742.10, Search Warrant and Probable Cause Arrest Warrant Procedures, has been revised. Attached theis Department Manual Section with the revisions indicated in italics.

III. OPERATION PLAN, FORM 12.22,00 — DEACTIVATED. The Operation Plan, Form 12.22.00 has been deactivated. The content of this form has been incorporated into the renamed and revised, Tactical Operation Plan, Form 12.25.00.

IV. WARRANT SERVICE/TACTICAL PLAN REPORT, FORM 12.25.00 —RENAMED AND REVISED. The Warrant Service/Tactical Plan Report, Form 12.25.00 has been renamed, Tactical Operation Plan, and revised. The revised form includes a Warrant Addendum (pages 6-9), which shall be completed for pre-planned operations involving service of a search or Ramey warrant, in compliance with Department Manual Section 4/742.10, Attached is the revised form.

V. SEARCH WARRANT AND WARRANT SERVICE/TACTICAL PLAN CHECKLIST, FORM 12.25.01 -RENAMED AND REVISED. The Search Warrant and Warrant Service/Tactical Plan Checklist, Form 12.25.01, has been renamed, Tactical Operation Plan — Warrant Service Checklist, and revised. Attached is the revised form,

FORM AVAILABILITY: The Tactical Operation Plan and the Tactical Operation Plan-Warrant Service Checklist are accessible in E-Forms on the Department’s Local Area Network(LAN). They are attached for immediate use and duplication. The “Form Use” link within the LAN has also been updated and the form instructions are attached for reference. All other versions of the forms shall be marked “obsolete” and placed into the Area/divisional recycling bin.

AMENDMENT: This Order amends Department Manual Sections 4/216.49 and 4/742.10.

AUDIT RESPONSIBILITY: The Commanding Officer, Audit Division, shall review this directive and determine whether an audit or inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Department Manual Section 0/080.30.

Approved by:
MICHEL R. MOORE
Chief of Police

DISTRIBUTION “D”

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