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File #: 2017-0318    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2017 In control: Law and Justice Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/11/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 14948
Title: A MOTION requiring the sheriff's office, in cooperation with the executive and the office of law enforcement oversight, to report on identified policy changes needed to improve use-of-force and interactions with certain populations; also its progress to ensure that departmental staff receive appropriate training and equipment for reducing the need for officer-involved use of force and to improve interactions with individuals who are in behavioral health crisis or from disadvantaged communities; and, requiring that the sheriff develop a report and implementation plans to implement identified recommendations and plans to update policies.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Executive, OLEO, Sheriff
Attachments: 1. Motion 14948.pdf, 2. 2017-0318_SR_Use of Force Interactions v4.docx, 3. 2017-0318_ATT1_ProposedMotion.pdf, 4. 2017-0318_ATT2_Deputy In-Service Memo Final.doc, 5. 2017-0318_ATT3_GOM Policies.docx, 6. 2017-0318_ATT4_OLEO LetterB.pdf, 7. 2017-0318_ATT5_Procedural Justice.pdf, 8. Oral Amendments made at 8-29-17 meeting.pdf, 9. 2017-0318_REVISED_SR_Use of Force Interactions v4.docx
Title
A MOTION requiring the sheriff's office, in cooperation with the executive and the office of law enforcement oversight, to report on identified policy changes needed to improve use-of-force and interactions with certain populations; also its progress to ensure that departmental staff receive appropriate training and equipment for reducing the need for officer-involved use of force and to improve interactions with individuals who are in behavioral health crisis or from disadvantaged communities; and, requiring that the sheriff develop a report and implementation plans to implement identified recommendations and plans to update policies.
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WHEREAS, the justice and safety goal of the King County Strategic Plan prioritizes keeping people safe in their homes and communities, and
WHEREAS, the service excellence goal of the King County Strategic Plan prioritizes building a culture of service that is responsive and accountable to the community, and
WHEREAS, the King County sheriff's office provides a variety of regional and local law enforcement services. The sheriff's office is the first response "police department" for all of King County's unincorporated areas. In addition, the sheriff's office, through contracts, is the "police department" for twelve King County cities, Metro Transit, Sound Transit, the King County international airport and several other federal, state, tribal and governmental agencies. The sheriff's office has several important regional responsibilities, including the operation of the county's automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), E-911 call and dispatch, King County search and rescue and various other regional programs. Consequently, the sheriff's office serves all two million persons in the county, along with countless others who work, visit and travel through the county, and is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the Pacific Northwest; only the city of Seattle and the Washington State Patrol have more comm...

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