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It is the policy of the San Antonio Police Department to use performance evaluations to identify ______ in order to enhance the service expectations, policing styles, and responsibilities of the Department’s sworn members to reflect the goals and objectives of the Department and its community policing philosophy.

Officers for promotion
Training needs
Determine discipline
Transfers

Training needs

2

All are true statements except:

Performance evaluations are also used as a catalyst for enhancing the career development of sworn members.

This procedure establishes a performance evaluation system for all sworn members below the rank of patrol officer of the San Antonio Police Department.

Performance evaluations will not be used to determine any type of discipline or to affect promotions or transfers within the Department.

This procedure establishes a performance evaluation system for all sworn members below the rank of patrol officer of the San Antonio Police Department.

3

Planning Sessions and Performance Evaluations are conducted ______ on all sworn members to provide structure and guidance in developing their performance capabilities and career opportunities.

Annually
Quarterly
Yearly
Monthly

Annually

4

Planning Sessions and Performance Evaluation are specific to the assignment or rank of the sworn member being evaluated. Both the Planning Session and the Performance Evaluation are documented on SAPD Form #______, Police (Sworn) Employee Annual Performance Appraisal. Check the applicable box at the top of the form titled, Planning Session or Annual Evaluation.

#69-UOF
#2091
#100
#6-PE

#6-PE

5

The SAPD Form #6-PE used for the annual Planning Session from the prior January will be the form used for the annual performance evaluation conducted in January of the following year. Planning Session forms shall remain in the sworn member’s ______. Should the officer transfer to another assignment, the Planning Session form will accompany the officer to the new assignment.

Training Academy
Departmental Field File
Manpower Allocations detail
Accounting and Personnel Office

Departmental Field File

6

Performance Evaluations for sworn members who are transferred during a Performance Evaluation period is conducted by the ______ to whom a member is assigned during the Performance Evaluation period. Previous Supervisors should be contacted for input.

last supervisor
new supervisor
any supervisor
whomever knows the officer better

last supervisor

7

The Performance Evaluation will be submitted to the reviewing officer by ______ of each year.

January 15th
February 15th
March 15th
April 15th

February 15th

8

Probationary police officers are evaluated ______in accordance with Field Training Officer (FTO) Program SOP 207, Evaluation Process for Probationary Police Officers, through their riding phase.

Weekly
Quarterly
Yearly
Monthly

Weekly

9

Probationary officers who have completed their riding phase are evaluated ______for the remainder of their probationary period in accordance with Patrol Section SOP 213, Probationary Police Officer Monitoring Program.

Weekly
Quarterly
Yearly
Monthly

Monthly

10

At any time during a performance evaluation period, if a Supervisor detects an immediate need to address a training issue, the Supervisor shall document the issue in writing and submit a written report through the chain of command to the ______.

Unit Director
Section Commander
Division Commander
Training Advisory Board

Training Advisory Board

11

All sworn members are considered to have a rating value of “______” in all listed categories at the start of a performance evaluation period. Movement up and down the rating scale is based on a Supervisor’s expectations, observations, documentation, coaching, and counseling of a sworn member.

Below Expectations
Unsatisfactory
Meets Expectations
Acceptable/Competent
Exceeds Expectations
Superior/Exceptional

Meets Expectations

12

Supervisors who give a rating other than “______” in any section of the performance evaluation form must state the reason for the rating in writing in the “comments” section.

Below Expectations
Unsatisfactory
Meets Expectations
Acceptable/Competent
Exceeds Expectations
Superior/Exceptional

Meets Expectations

13

Written documentation for instances of “______” must be included with the original SAPD Form #6-PE for the performance evaluation period being rated.

Below Expectations
Unsatisfactory
Meets Expectations
Acceptable/Competent
Exceeds Expectations
Superior/Exceptional

Below Expectations

14

If sworn members are unavailable and cannot sign for their annual performance evaluations, the Supervisor will document the reason, place a copy in the sworn member’s field file, and route the sworn member’s original annual performance evaluation form to the ______.

Training Academy
Section Commander
Manpower Allocations detail
Accounting and Personnel Office

Manpower Allocations detail

15

The sworn member’s appeal must be in writing using SAPD Form #6-NAR, Notification of Appeal Rights to Performance Evaluation and submitted to the reviewing officer within ______ after the sworn member has signed the performance evaluation form. The written appeal must state the reasons for the appeal and the points of disagreement.

Five (5) working days
Ten (10) working days
Fifteen (15) working days
Twenty (20) working days

Five (5) working days

16

The reviewing officer has ______ to investigate the appeal and respond to the sworn member in writing as to the findings of the investigation. The decision of the reviewing officer is final.

Five (5) working days
Ten (10) working days
Fifteen (15) working days
Twenty (20) working days

Ten (10) working days

17

Reviewing officer shall route all completed original annual performance evaluations forms, with any attachments to the Manpower Allocations Detail by ______ of each year for processing.

February 28th
February 15th
February 10th
February 1st

February 28th

18

All completed annual performance evaluation forms routed within the Department are placed in ______ prior to being routed.

Envelopes
Sealed envelopes
With a routing slip
A box

Sealed envelopes

19

The ______shall forward a copy of any performance evaluation which has a “Below Expectations” rating in any category to the Training Advisory Board for review.

Training Academy
Section Commander
Manpower Allocations detail
Accounting and Personnel Office

Manpower Allocations detail

20

The Manpower Allocations Detail shall forward all original annual performance evaluation forms to the ______.

Training Academy
Section Commander
Chief of Police
Accounting and Personnel Office

Accounting and Personnel Office

21

All annual performance evaluation forms shall remain on file in Accounting and Personnel Office for a period of ______.

One (1) year
Two (2) years
Three (3) years
Four (4) years

Three (3) years

22

All annual performance evaluations are confidential. Only persons who have a ______ in reviewing the annual performance evaluations shall have access to the performance evaluations.

Disciplinary process
Job related interest
Section Commander
Division Commander

Job related interest

23

A sworn member’s performance evaluation is discussed only with; all are correct EXCEPT:

the sworn member
the section commander
their appropriate Supervisor or potential Supervisor
the reviewing officer

the section commander

24

The only units or personnel who should have access to annual performance evaluation forms are; all are correct EXCEPT:

the sworn member being evaluated
the Supervisor conducting the annual performance evaluation
the reviewing officer
the Manpower Allocations Detail
the Training Advisory Board
the Section Commander
the Accounting and Personnel Office

the Section Commander