The City agrees to annually post a request for volunteers for assignment to this unit by March 31 of each year.
The City agrees to select a new officer for assignment to this unit (assuming volunteers are available) by September 1 of each year.
The Union recognizes the right of the City to specify the number and types of personnel to be assigned to the unit.
The Union agrees that an officer's assignment to the unit may have indefinite assignments provided that the City continues to comply with Sections 1 and 2 above.
Personnel assigned to any Youth Services Bureau, Police Community Relations Center, Community Relations Patrol position, Crime Prevention Patrol position, Training Officer Patrol position, or Statistical Officer Patrol position, which exists at any time during the term of this Agreement, shall be volunteers for such assignments. Replacement assignments as needed to cover periods of vacation, sick time or injury, shall be made from the list of volunteers. If there are no volunteers, outside applicants for these positions may be taken and acted upon.
Personnel assigned to such positions shall be from the volunteer list. Assignment from the list will be made to the volunteer who best fits the needs of the particular assignment. Seniority, among other factors, shall be considered by the Chief. A copy of the volunteer list will he furnished to the Union.
The hours of work shall be between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with Saturday and Sunday off. The hours of work and days off may be rescheduled to meet and satisfy program requirements, special situations, and direct attendance at regularly called meetings where police representation is required. Any employee whose hours are rescheduled in a week may adjust his/her hours on Monday through Thursday of the following week. Employees may not accumulate hours to take compensatory days off.
Dare Officer duties will be expanded to include Youth Officer duties and this shall continue as long as the city continues to operate the DARE program.
a.The Youth Officer and DARE Officer, along with the vice and intelligence section, assists the investigation division as part of their regularly assigned duties.
b.In the event that the City does not continue the DARE program, a second Youth Officer position will be posted.