Based upon the rank, responsibility, and accountability intrinsic to the Captain position, Captains shall be afforded the following professional considerations:
Captains may dress in any appropriate attire, in accordance with their daily work activities;
Captains maintain the ability to teach, facilitate and/or attend professional training sessions and training conferences consistent with current working conditions. This professional training and attendance at yearly conferences does not need to be posted as specified in Article 30 of this collective bargaining agreement.
POST and Firearms Training shall be maintained in the same manner as the Chief of Police;
Captains shall be compensated for police-related meal and travel expenditures at the actual cost of such expenses.
Captains shall be assigned laptop computers and cell phones and may be assigned other technical equipment consistent with their functions and responsibilities;
Captains may use vacation, holiday, or sick time in any time increment.
Captains shall be compensated as specified above for approved off-site police related work, i.e., home, sub-station, library, boat.
Captains shall be assigned a department vehicle, as they are required to respond at any time if called upon for critical incidents. Captains may utilize the vehicle both on and off duty; however, such use may not include or be related in any manner to any private, for-profit business activity. The vehicle shall be parked at the Police Department during periods when a Captain is away from home for extended periods, including vacation leave. The Captain assigned to a vehicle shall be responsible for its day-to-day appearance and condition, excluding mechanical maintenance. Failure to maintain internal and external appearance shall be grounds for revocation of the take-home privilege.
The Title “Master Police Officer” recognizes police officers fairly and uniformly for years of service to the Department, and to encourage a positive attitude and sense of pride in each officer and the Department the following mandatory uniform changes have been adopted:
a.The use of Master Patrol Officer (MPO) service stripes to recognize years of police service will be implemented in accordance with the following criteria:
One stripe with star below shall be permitted to be worn for twenty (20) years of continuous service from date of hire with the New London Police Department.