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Police information has an extremely sensitive aspect which must balance two major concerns. These concerns are the :

Constitutional guarantees involving the rights to access by the public
Right of privacy belonging to each individual
The Texas Open Records Act
Family Code

Constitutional guarantees involving the rights to access by the public and
Right of privacy belonging to each individual

2

Mandates from __________ bear upon the dissemination of information in that they stipulate certain information agencies must divulge or protect.

Constitutional guarantees involving the rights to access by the public
Right of privacy belonging to each individual
The Texas Open Records Act
Family Code

The Texas Open Records Act and Family Code

3

The _______ at the scene of an incident has the following responsibilities: Releasing to the media, as soon as practical, any factual information listed under Subsection .05A; Designating a press area; Allowing access to crime scenes as soon as practical; Protecting the interests of owners or agents on whose private property a crime scene exists; and Delegating the responsibility for the release of information under Subsection .05A.

Commanding Officer
Ranking Officer
Sergeant
PIO

Ranking Officer

4

The ______ has the responsibility to coordinate media activities involving the various official functions of the Department at scenes of major police incidents.

Commanding Officer
Ranking Officer
Sergeant
Police Media Services Detail

Police Media Services Detail

5

The Officer delegated the responsibility of releasing information consults with a __________ before releasing information not covered by this procedure.

Supervisory Officer
Ranking Officer
Sergeant
PIO

Supervisory Officer

6

The release of information at major crime scenes or incidents is coordinated with the proper _________ to ensure crime scene integrity.

Supervisory Officer
Ranking Officer
Investigative Unit
PIO

Investigative Unit

7

Information regarding internal investigations is released through the ______ or a representative designated by the Chief of Police.

Supervisory Officer
Ranking Officer
Investigative Unit
Police Media Services Detail

Police Media Services Detail

8

Information regarding Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) citywide statistics is released only through the ____________.

Supervisory Officer
Ranking Officer
Chiefs Office
Police Media Services Detail

Police Media Services Detail

9

Any officer encountering a citizen or media representative who is not satisfied with the officer’s response to a request for non-releasable information should refer the citizen or media representative to the officer’s ____________.

Sub-station Commander
Immediate Supervisor
Chiefs Office
PIO

Immediate Supervisor

10

Members of the media requesting to ride in a police vehicle to a police incident shall make the request through the _________, with final approval obtained through the Office of the Chief of Police.

Sub-station Commander
Immediate Supervisor
Chiefs Office
Police Media Services Detail

Police Media Services Detail

11

Requests from the public or media for release of the home address or phone number of any member of the Department are referred to ____________.

The Police Media Services Detail
The Management Services Department
The Office of the Chief of Police
The Professional Standards Section

The Police Media Services Detail

12

Any requests from outside the Department for release of information from departmental administrative or field files are referred to ______________.

The Police Media Services Detail
The Management Services Department
The Office of the Chief of Police
The Accounting and Personnel Office.

The Accounting and Personnel Office