Flashcards in HPM 110.1 MAIT CALL OUT, 120.1 DISCOVERY OF PEACE OFFICER PERSONNEL RECORDS, 90.1 MEDIA RELATIONS MANUAL Deck (63)
If a judge determines the requirements for the defense’s Pitchess Motion are met, what information is excluded from disclosure?
Any complaints against an officer concerning conduct occurring more than five years prior to the date of the motion hearing
Conclusions of the officer who investigated the complaint
Facts or records sought which are so remote as to make them of little or no benefit to the defendant
Are the district attorney or the defense attorney allowed in the judge’s chambers during the in camera review?
No, they are not
In general, can the Department release booking photographs or mug shots?
No, they are not CHP property and can only be released by the agency that possesses them
Unless approval is granted by _______, video recordings made by cameras, cellular telephones, and/or recording devices by on-duty CHP employees shall not be released.
Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations
Are CHP employees allowed to participate while on duty in parades, community or organization celebrations, or advocacy events without prior approval of their commander?
Are off-duty CHP employees participating in an event allowed to display or carry banners or signs with the CHP name or logo, or in any way indicate advocacy or support by the Department of the event or cause?
Can MAIT be called out to prepare a physical diagram only?
Who should be notified immediately if a pitchess motion is received at the Area office?
Legal Coordination Unit
What are the pillars of community outreach?
Community partnerships and problem solving
For Areas participating in community outreach/public relations activities/events, the CHP 320 shall be prepared and retained at the Area for a period of how long?
Area shall forward a copy of the CHP 320 each quarter to Division no later than when?
the 10th of the month following the quarter
Without prior approval of their commander, California Highway Patrol employees shall not participate while on duty in what events?
In parades, community or organization celebrations, or advocacy events
Can an officer attend an event as CHiPper alone?
No. The character's escort shall be with CHiPper at all times for the wearer's protection. Characters shall never wander off alone without an escort
Eligible employees may receive up to how many hours of mentoring leave per calendar year to participate in mentoring activities, once they have used an equal amount of their personal time for these activities?
The CHP 177A, Daily Mentoring Activity Log, and CHP 177B, Employee Quarterly Mentor Activities are due no later than when to the Area/section mentor coordinator?
Ten days after the end of each quarter
If a “ward of the court” hearing has commenced pursuant to W&I Code Section 602, what can be released to the public for a juvenile 14 years or older taken into custody for a serious felony?
only the name and offense(s) allegedly committed
The identity of a suspect prior to arrest cannot be released except for either of what two reasons?
Aid an arrest or investigation and/or Warn the public of danger
Regarding an officer involved shooting, can the Area PIO release information regarding whether or not the officer was wearing soft-body armor?
shall not be provided
Specific sobriety checkpoint locations shall not be released sooner than when prior to the checkpoint start time?
Officer GP and Officer Blumpkin arrest Mr. Parker for DUI. Prior to the court proceedings, Mr. Parker complained to his attorney the arresting officers used excessive force including unnecessary touching of Mr. Parker’s genitals. Based on the complaint by Mr. Parker, his attorney filed a Pitchess Motion. Can the SGT who has direct supervision over GP and Blumpkin initiate an investigation of misconduct solely on the basis of the Pitchess Motion?
NO. In no case shall a complaint investigation be instituted solely on the basis of a Pitchess Motion
(TRUE or FALSE) With prior approval from COMR a graveyard officer who has been scheduled to speak with the media, may discuss his political opinion regarding a sensitive subject such as immigration with the media?
True. Personnel shall not discuss, with the news media, matters of a politically sensitive nature without approval from COMR.
A fatal collision has occurred and you are the lead investigator. A van arrived after your arrival and enters the collision scene. You see a person get out of the van holding a camera and another person holding a microphone. They appear to be members of the press/media but you are not certain. You ask them to relocate to a safer area and ask for media credentials and photo identification. They say they are independent journalist and both provide you a Channel 123 news company card and Nevada identification cards. Is the company card combined with the out of state identification card acceptable forms of identification?
Yes. When requested, members of the press and news media personnel shall provide photo identification when coming in contact with California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who have jurisdiction over an emergency incident. An acceptable form of identification will be a company identification card or other forms of press identification issued by a news organization.
A Sigalert should be issued when a delay of ___ minutes or more will occur to a large number of motorists
30 Impending events or circumstances which may cause a delay of 30 minutes or more to a large number of motorists. When any of these conditions exits, a Sigalert should be issued.
What does COMR stand for?
The office of Community Outreach and Media Relations
The morning after you worked a DUI checkpoint the local paper writes an article about the checkpoint and the number of arrests made. What are you required to do with that article?
Area’s SHALL obtain and preserve copies of any publications about checkpoints.
When it comes to partnering with the community and showing that CHP is concerned with what the community is concerned with. Your area is hosting a community open forum meeting to get community imput. What can you give to the community members prior to this meeting to assist in knowing what topics may need to be covered?
A CHP 414 (Community service survey)
An officer is in the midst of a legal trial regarding the arrest and apprehension of a murder suspect. Prior to the trial the Area Office receives a hand-delivered Pitchess motion. Upon receipt of the motion how soon shall LCU (Legal Coordination Unit) be notified?
True or false, as a supervisor you may initiate complaint proceedings against an officer who receives a Pitchess Motion.
False* (Pitchess motions are not a result of a complaint or grounds to initiate a complaint, it is a legal motion only)
As a sergeant you are called upon to conduct a media interview at the scene of an officer involved shooting. You opine that the shooting will be found to be justifiable and no criminal charges to the involved officers are expected. Whether or not you are correct, have you violated policy?
Yes* (Offering you opinion on any matter is a violation of policy)