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					                                                                            SOP 2.6 Internal Investigations
THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE                         Effective Date:               Number:
        OF NEW JERSEY                                8/1/05                        2.6
DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUS POLICE                          Rescind/Amend: 5:4, 5:4.1, 5:4.2, 5:4.3, 5:4.4, 5:4.5,
                                                     5:4.6

                 SOP
Subject: Internal Investigations

17 pages

Applicability/Special Instructions: All Police Personnel
Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Directive #6-91
Attorney General’s Policy
Bargaining Unit Contractual Agreements
Department of Personnel Regulations




I.          PURPOSE

          The purpose of this Standard Operating Procedure is to improve the quality of
police services by establishing and maintaining a compliment and complaint procedure,
and an internal investigation function that is fair, effective, and impartially applied. The
effectiveness of any law enforcement agency is dependent upon public approval and
acceptance of police authority. To this end, law enforcement must be responsive to the
community by providing formal procedures for the processing of complaints regarding
individual officer performance.

II.         POLICY

          It will be the policy of the department to maintain an internal investigation
function that unconditionally guarantees the legal and constitutional rights of citizens and
officers. The department will accept all compliments and complaints made about officers
regardless of the source of the compliment or complaint, and thoroughly investigate any
complaint. Standards of conduct and performance will be enforced in a uniform and
consistent manner. Disciplinary measures taken will be consistent with the seriousness of
the violation.

III.        PROCEDURE

     A. The Chief of Police (COP) bears ultimate responsibility for the internal investigation
        function. The authority for administering this function and conducting internal
        investigations may be delegated to a sworn member of the department.

        1. Sworn member(s) conducting internal investigations will report directly to the
           Chief.

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B. Internal Investigations Function

   1. The COP or designee is responsible for investigating and reviewing all allegations
      of misconduct made against members of the department. Allegations of
      misconduct include, but may not be limited to:
      a. Commission of a crime or offense
      b. Violation of SOP, rule, or regulation
      c. Conduct which reflects negatively on the officer or the department.

   2. The Chief may conduct an internal investigation on his/her own initiative based
      upon reasonable cause.

   3. The Department will investigate the illegal, improper, or inappropriate discharge of
      firearms by department members, and any incident in which an officer discharges a
      firearm in the performance of his duties, except to destroy an injured animal.
      a. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office shall be advised of any discharge of a
          weapon other than for training or the destruction of an animal. Participation in
          the investigation will be at the Prosecutor’s discretion unless the use of the
          firearm resulted in a death.

   4. The Chief may refer minor complaints to a member’s immediate supervisor for
      investigation and action. The Chief or designee will be responsible for reviewing
      the investigation and action taken upon completion.

C. Disposition of Investigations

   1. Every internal investigation will be resolved based on the information, evidence,
      testimony, and other sources available for examination by the investigator. Upon
      completion every investigation must be able to be classified, based on a
      “conclusion of the facts”, into one of the following categories:
      a. Substantiated –
          There was sufficient evidence to prove the allegation, or there was other
            misconduct or action that must be acted upon.
      b. Unsubstantiated –
          There was not sufficient evidence to prove or disprove the allegation or any
            other misconduct.
      c. Exonerated –
          The alleged incident did occur, but the officer’s actions were justified, legal,
            proper, and in compliance with department policy and procedure.
          The alleged incident did occur and the officer’s actions were in compliance
           with department policy and procedure; however investigation revealed a flaw
           or failure in the policy.
          The Chief shall be advised of any policy or procedure so identified.
      d. Unfounded –
          There was no evidence to indicate that the incident or acts alleged occurred.

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D. Accepting Compliments and Complaints
   1. It is important that we recognize the good work our officers do on a daily basis and
      supervisors should ensure that any citizen wishing to make a compliment about the
      good work of an officer, shall request that citizen complete a Compliment Form
      (Addendum #8) to document it. A CAD entry should also be made by the
      supervisor. The Compliment Form shall be forwarded to the Chief of Police who
      will provide a copy to the officer, the officer’s supervisor for evaluation purposes
      and Stockton College Personnel Services for inclusion in the officer’s personnel file.
           NOTE: Effective 1/1/05 compliment and complaint forms are available on-
              line at the department’s website, www.stockton.edu/police These forms are
              electronically submitted to the COP

   2. All officers are required to accept reports of officer misconduct from any person
      who wishes to file such a complaint at any time, regardless of the hour or day of the
      week. All complaints shall be immediately documented in CAD and an Internal
      Investigation Complaint Form (Addendum #1) shall be completed by the
      supervisor on duty. It will be a direct violation of this SOP for any employee to
      advise a complainant that the report cannot be taken and that they must return at
      another time unless, there is a documented circumstance that prevents the
      complaint from being taken without unreasonable delay. In these instances the
      duty supervisor must make an entry in the CAD and advise the Chief of the
      complaint. The Complaint Form shall be forwarded to the COP without delay.

   3. A supervisor who is aware that an individual may have a complaint should
      encourage that individual to file the report as soon after the incident as possible. If
      the report cannot, for a valid reason, be filed at police headquarters, the supervisor
      will respond to the complainant’s home, place of employment, or other agreed
      upon location. Taking complaints by telephone is discouraged, but supervisors
      may do so if no other types of arrangements can be made to meet personally with
      the complainant.

   4. A supervisor should take all complaints of officer misconduct, but may assign a
      non-ranking officer to take the complaint if the complaint is for a minor infraction
      or if the supervisor cannot respond to take the complaint in a timely manner.
      Supervisors are discouraged from doing so however, and may be required to justify
      such an assignment, in writing, to the Chief.

   5. Complainants who wish to remain anonymous shall have their complaint
      documented on an Internal Investigation Complaint Form (Addendum #1) and
      forwarded to the Chief for further investigation.

   6. When accepting a complaint the supervisor will explain the department’s internal
      affairs procedures to the complainant. A written confirmation of receipt of the
      report will also be forwarded to the complainant by the investigating officer. The
      complainant will be informed of the status of the investigation and its final
      disposition, after approval from the Chief of Police, by the investigating officer.
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E. Processing Complaints

   1. An Internal Investigation Complaint Form (Addendum #1) will be completed for
      every complaint received. The report must be completed in as much detail as
      possible. The report is to be completed by the supervisor accepting the complaint.
      In addition to the report the complainant will be asked to complete a voluntary
      statement form detailing the complaint.
      a. The complainant should sign the statement form and should be provided with a
          copy. A complainant may not wish to complete the statement form and is not
          compelled to do so. The complaint will be taken and investigated regardless.

   2. The supervisor will also gather all evidence supporting the allegations and record
      the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of witnesses or other persons with
      knowledge.

   3. Upon completion the supervisor will record what action was taken, attach copies of
      department documentation such as CAD printouts, activity reports, and
      investigative reports, to the report, and forward that information to the Chief. All
      attachments to the original complaint will be documented on the Internal
      Investigation Attachment Log (Addendum #6). If the complainant is satisfied with
      action taken by the supervisor that information shall be included on the Internal
      Investigation Complaint Form. If the complaint requires further investigation, the
      report and attachments should be forwarded to the Chief of Police.
      a. All complaints will be forwarded directly to the Chief of Police for review,
          documented on the Internal Investigation Complaint Log (Addendum #7), and
          further action. Alleged infractions of a less serious nature may be returned to
          the member’s supervisor for further action. The below listed types of complaints
          will require further investigation in most instances:
                 Criminal activity
                 Excessive use of force
                 Illegal detention or arrest
                 Illegal entry or search
                 Serious or persistent attitude and demeanor
                 Differential treatment based upon race, gender, ethnicity, sexual
                  preference or religion.
      b. The Chief of Police will be notified immediately of any complaint involving a
          department employee. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will be notified
          of all complaints received about an officer as soon as possible after receipt of the
          complaint utilizing the Internal Investigation Complaint Form (Addendum #1).
          This form shall be faxed to the ACPO Chief of Detectives as soon as possible as
          per their policy. The Prosecutor’s Office reserves the right to conduct the
          investigation or to participate in the investigation as determined by the
          Prosecutor.

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F. Investigation and Adjudication of Complaints
   1. Upon initiating an investigation of a complaint, the Chief of Police or investigating
      officer will notify the accused officer that they are the subject of an investigation
      and the nature of the complaint. They will also be provided with the identity of the
      complainant when appropriate. If notification to the officer may compromise the
      investigation, notification will occur when the officer is to be interviewed.

   2. The investigation should include, but may not necessarily be limited to the
      following:
      a. Review all department reports, other agency reports, and relevant
          documentation.
      b. Identify, collect, and process physical evidence. The investigator must contact
          the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office for legal authorization, to include
          making application for search warrants when necessary, before any officer will
          be required to provide, or submit to the following if there is any indication that
          a criminal offense may have been committed. However, the Chief may require
          an officer to submit to the following for administrative purposes during an
          internal affairs investigation whenever reasonable belief exists:
                    1. Medical or laboratory examinations:
                   Officers involved in motor vehicle accidents, shootings, or when
                      suspected of illegal drug use may be required to submit to testing of
                      their breath, blood, or urine for intoxicants if there is reasonable
                      suspicion to believe that intoxicants are present.
                   Inclusion in a photographic or physical line-up
                   Submission of financial records

   3.   In accordance with law, no officer can ever be required, by any authority, to
        submit to a polygraph examination as part of an internal affairs investigation.

   4 All investigations shall be completed and approved by the Chief of Police within 45
     days of receipt of the complaint. If there are extenuating circumstances that
     preclude the completion of the investigation prior to the 45 day limit, such
     circumstances shall receive prior approval from the Chief of Police and be
     documented in the investigation report.

   5 Interview of Subject Officer (Principal)
     a. Officers will be advised when and where to report for the purpose of being
         interviewed. Officers will be provided with a minimum of four hours notice in
         order to arrange for representation if necessary. Only one person, of the
         officer’s choosing, may be present during the interview. The officer’s witness,
         whether a union representative or another officer, shall be advised and sign a
         Weingarten Representative Acknowledgement Form (Addendum #4). The
         Weingarten From shall be included in the investigation report as an attachment.
         In all instances, a reasonable accommodation shall be made to the officer by the
         investigator.

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   b. Prior to interviewing the officer, they will be advised as to the nature of the
      complaint, and, if appropriate, the identity of the complainant. They will be
      given their rights as a Principal and a Principal Acknowledgement Form
      (Addendum #2) will be signed. The officer will, in accordance with law, be
      provided applicable Miranda warnings reference self incrimination regarding
      criminal offenses and penalties for failing to answer questions regarding the
      performance of duties. (Miranda Warning Form, Addendum #5)
          The advising officer will sign and date the Principal Acknowledgement
             Form and retain it as part of the investigation file as an attachment.

   c. All interviews may be tape-recorded and/or video-taped at the discretion of the
      investigating officer.

   d. If at any time during the course of the interview, the officer becomes a suspect
      in a criminal act, the interview will be terminated. The officer will be directed
      to remain at police headquarters. The Chief of Police will be notified
      immediately and will contact the county prosecutor for direction.


6 If another sworn member of the department is to be interviewed as part of the
  investigation and he/she is not considered a suspect/principal, he/she shall be
  advised of their rights as a witness and sign a Witness Acknowledgement Form
  (Addendum #3). The Witness Form shall be included in the investigation report as
  an attachment.

7 If the investigation reveals that the complaint is substantiated, the Chief of Police
  will determine appropriate action to be taken. If minor disciplinary action is
  determined appropriate, i.e., counseling/oral reprimand, performance notice, letter
  of reprimand, training, suspension 5 days or less, it shall be administered in
  accordance with Stockton College and Department of Personnel policy.

8 If the Chief of Police determines appropriate action to be taken, for a substantiated
  complaint, involves major disciplinary action such as suspension (over 5 days)or
  removal from office, the charges shall be filed and forwarded to the Stockton
  College Office of Human Resources for immediate action.

9 If the investigation reveals that the complaint is unsubstantiated, unfounded, or
  that the officer should be exonerated the investigator will notify the Chief in
  writing.

        a. After approval from the Chief of Police, the investigating officer will notify
           the complainant, and the accused officer, in writing of the outcome of the
           investigation and a generalized explanation of how the outcome was
           determined.



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G. Emergency Suspensions

   1. Any supervisor who feels that an employee’s condition, actions, or circumstances
      require that they be immediately relieved of duty, for the safety or in the best
      interest of the officer and the community, will direct that officer to proceed
      immediately to police headquarters and standby in the squad-room for further
      instructions. The officer will be advised that they are being temporarily relieved of
      duty and are not to respond to any calls for service or take any other police action
      until further notice. The supervisor will also respond to police headquarters as
      soon as is reasonably practical.

   2. Upon arrival the supervisor will immediately contact and advise the Chief of Police
      of the situation. The Chief of Police will advise the supervisor of what action to
      take from that point. If it is determined that the officer should be suspended
      pending review by Personnel, the Chief of Police may direct that the officer be
      relieved of his/her duty weapon, police identification and other equipment as
      deemed necessary, appropriate, and proper. All actions shall be documented in
      CAD.
      a. If possible, the Chief of Police or his/her designee should respond to police
          headquarters to carry out the suspension. If this is not possible the supervisor
          will suspend the officer as directed by the Chief of Police. The supervisor
          should have another officer present when taking the action.
      b. The Chief of Police or his/her designee will be responsible for notifying the Vice
          President of Finance and Administration.

   3. In most instances, the officer being suspended will be directed to report to the
      Chief’s office at 0900hrs the next business day. The officer will be advised that
      failure to do so will result in additional disciplinary action.

   4. The supervisor will prepare and submit a detailed written report to the Chief of
      Police prior to securing on the date the action was taken. Any other officer who
      witnessed any condition or action that lead to the suspension, or served as a
      witness for the suspension will also be required to submit a written report prior to
      being relieved.
      a. The officer and supervisor will report to the Chief at 0900hrs the next business
         day. All reports will be forwarded for the Chief’s review prior to this time for
         review.

H. Filing of Charges for Major Disciplinary Action

   1. The investigating officer shall be responsible for the preparation and service of
      formal charges for serious disciplinary action upon any employee. Notice of
      Formal Charges and Hearing are to be placed on the appropriate form. Notice is to
      be prepared and served in accordance with Stockton College and Department of
      Personnel regulations.


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      a. Notice of charges must be served within 45 days of the receipt of the complaint
         unless the investigation is included as part of a criminal investigation. In such
         instances the 45 day limitation will begin on the day following the disposition of
         the criminal investigation. There is no provision for extending the 45 day limit
         for investigations which may result in major disciplinary action unless the
         extension is agreed to by all parties involved.
              The Chief of Police may extend investigations for minor complaints
                beyond the 45 day limit for just cause. Just cause may include
                circumstances regarding the availability of the officer or witnesses or to
                allow the investigation of related incidents that are for criminal or major
                disciplinary action. Accused officers are to be advised of the extension
                prior to the expiration of the original 45 day period.

   2. Upon service of charges the officer will be required to enter a plea, in writing, of
      guilty or not guilty prior to the date set forth in the Notice of Hearing. The date for
      entering the plea must be in accordance with DOP and bargaining unit contractual
      mandates.

   3. Officers entering a plea of guilty will be permitted to present matters of mitigation
      prior to the assessment of a penalty. Conclusions of fact, as determined by the
      investigation, and a record of the penalty imposed, will be placed in the
      appropriate department file after the officer has been given an opportunity to
      review it. The officer will be required to sign indicating that it was reviewed.
      a. The Chief of Police will be responsible for carrying out the penalty, and
         completing and submitting the proper forms to the appropriate authority.

I. Hearings

   1. Any hearings will be in accordance with Stockton College Policy, Department of
      Personnel Policy and bargaining unit contracts.
   2. The investigating officer will assist with preparing the case for prosecution. This
      may include arranging for the appearance of witnesses, and preparing
      documentary and physical evidence for presentation.
      a. All hearings will be closed to the public unless otherwise requested by the
         officer and approved by the hearing authority.
      b. The hearing authority will be empowered to sustain, dismiss, or modify in
         whole or in part, the charges as filed. The decision will be made in writing and
         will include a finding of fact.
   3. A copy of the written decision and penalty will be served on the officer and the
      Chief of Police.

J. Confidentiality and Maintenance of Records
   1. Internal affairs investigations are confidential and may not be released without the
      authority of the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will be responsible for
      maintaining a log and a centralized file on all complaints received against the
      department and the results of investigations conducted in response thereto.
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 K. Reports
    1. The Chief of Police shall prepare an annual report to be submitted to the Atlantic
       County Prosecutor’s Office. This report will be included in the department’s
       annual report and will be available to the public upon request.
    2. The names of complainants or officers are not to be included in any reports
       available to the public. They may be included in internal reports when specified by
       the Chief of Police.

 L. Causes for Removal from Office
    1. An officer found guilty of any of the following may be removed from office.
       Removal may also result for sufficient causes other than those listed.
       a. Neglect of duty
       b. Incompetence or inefficiency
       c. Incapacity due to mental or physical disability
       d. Insubordination or serious breach of discipline
       e. Intoxicated while on duty
       f. Chronic or excessive absenteeism
       g. Disorderly or immoral conduct
       h. Willful violation of any of the provisions of statutes relating to the Department
          of Personnel, their rules or regulations, or other statutes relative to the
          employment of public employees.
       i. Conviction of any criminal act or offense
       j. Negligence of, or willful damage to, public property or waste or
          misappropriation of public resources.
       k. Conduct unbecoming
       l. Use or attempted use of authority or official influence to unlawfully control or
          modify another’s behavior or actions.
       m. Use, possession or distribution of any illegal narcotic substance or
          paraphernalia.
Any changes that need to be made in regard this policy shall be brought to the attention of the Chief
of Police immediately.

Attachments: Addendum #1 Police Department Internal Investigation Complaint Form
            Addendum # 2 Principal Acknowledgment Form
            Addendum # 3 Witness Acknowledgement Form
            Addendum # 4 Weingarten Representative Acknowledge Form
            Addendum # 5 Miranda Warning Form
            Addendum # 6 Internal Investigation Attachment Log
            Addendum # 7 Internal Investigation Complaint Log
            Addendum # 8 Compliment Form
            Addendum #9 Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Directive #6-91

                                     BY ORDER OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE


                                          Glenn M. Miller, Chief of Police
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                      ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
                                INTERNAL AFFAIRS                 Addendum #1

                                INITIAL COMPLAINT
                                   Print or Type Only


POLICE DEPT.___________________________________PROS. FILE #_____________________

                                         DEPT.CASE#_____________________
DATE OF COMPLAINT___________________________TIME OF COMPLAINT____________

NAME OF COMPLAINANT_________________________________________________________

ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________________

PHONE #__________________________D.O.B.________________SS#_______________________

SOURCE OF COMPLAINT [ ] WALK-IN [ ] PHONE [ ] LETTER [ ]MUN.COURT

OFFICER’S NAME__________________________________________RANK_________________

      BADGE #______________D.O.B._______________ON DUTY (Y/N)_________

OFFICER’S NAME_________________________________________RANK__________________

      BADGE#_______________D.O.B._______________ON DUTY (Y/N)________

OFFICER’S NAME_________________________________________RANK__________________

      BADGE#_______________D.O.B._______________ON DUTY (Y/N)________

DATE OF INCIDENT______________________________TIME OF INCIDENT______________

LOCATION OF INCIDENT__________________________________________________________

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT_______________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________

[   ] FAX               FORWARD TO:
                                       ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
[   ] HAND DELIVERED                   CHIEF DAREN J. DOOLEY
                                       P.O. BOX 2002
                                       4997 UNAMI BOULEVARD
                                       MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY 08330

FORWARDED BY_____________________________RANK___________DATE______________
Assigned to:

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                                                                                  Addendum #2

                          Principal Acknowledgment Form
Investigation No. _____________________


I,_____________________________a sworn member of the STOCKTON COLLEGE POLICE
DEPARTMENT, State of New Jersey do hereby acknowledge that I have been informed by
_____________________          , of my rights according to ATTORNEY GENERAL’ S POLICY and
all Agreements in effect between the State of New Jersey and the bargaining Units of the Sworn
Members of the SCPD relating to Internal Investigations which are:
       1. To be advised of the specific nature of the complaint and the time period involved if
          possible and such other information as can be disclosed without compromising the
          investigative process. The investigator shall not provide the principal with the citizen’s
          complaint form, correspondence, or the completed Internal Investigation Complaint
          Form unless the investigator shall redact any information that may compromise the
          investigative process by providing it to the principal.
       2.    The questioning shall be conducted at a reasonable hour in a non- coercive manner,
            without threat or promise of reward and when on duty. If the urgency of the
            investigation requires that I am questioned while on duty leave, such time will be
            recorded and treated as hours worked in accordance with contractual union agreements.
       3. The questioning shall be conducted at a location designated by the investigating officer
          usually at the STOCKTON COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
       4.   Before any questioning takes place, I have been apprized of the following:
            a.       Identity of the officer in charge of the investigation and the identity of the
                     officer conducting the questioning, including ranks, names, and assignments.
                     Also, the identity of all persons present during questioning.
            b.       Nature of the investigation, including any allegation and/or any violation of
                     rules, regulations, and orders involved.
            c.       If it compromises the investigation, the name of the complainant(s); the
                     address of complainant(s) need not be disclosed.
            d.       I am involved in the investigation as a principal (target of the investigation).

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                    Principal Acknowledgement Form                                       Page 2




      5. The questioning shall be of a reasonable duration and rest periods allowed. Time shall be
         provided for personal necessities, meals, and telephone calls as are reasonably necessary.
      6. I have a right to have a representative of my bargaining unit present during questioning.
         If the interview involves a criminal matter and I am advised of the Miranda Warning, the
         bargaining unit representative must leave after the Miranda Warning is read to me and I
         have responded.


 I acknowledge that all of the above rights have been granted to me. I further acknowledge that all
 members of the STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT are obligated to answer questions and
 provide full and complete information to investigating officers during internal investigations. Less
 than complete candor during any statement may lead to serious disciplinary sanctions, which may
 include suspension or termination. I also acknowledge that should I request and obtain a copy of
 any statement I provide, that I am responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the contents of
 the statement and that providing a copy of said statement or disclosing the contents to any person
 or entity other than a duly retained attorney representing my interests shall constitute a serious
 disciplinary breach that may lead to disciplinary sanctions, which may include suspensions or
 termination.




Date: ____________________________ Place: _____________________________


Member: _________________________ Badge: ____________________________


Investigator: ______________________ Badge: ____________________________




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                                                                      Addendum #3

                          Witness Acknowledgment Form

Investigation No. ________________


I ________________________________, a sworn member of the STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
do hereby acknowledge that have been informed by_____________________ that I am a Witness in
an Internal Investigation. I acknowledge my responsibility to answer truthfully all questions
regarding any matter, which is the subject of this investigation. All members of the STOCKTON
POLICE DEPARTMENT are obligated to answer questions and provide full and complete
information to investigating officers during internal investigations. Less than complete candor
during any statement may lead to serious disciplinary sanctions, which may include suspension or
termination.
I also acknowledge that should I request and obtain a copy of any statement I provide, that I am
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the contents of the statement and that providing a
copy of said statement or disclosing the contents to any person or entity other than a formally
retained attorney representing my interests shall constitute a serious disciplinary breach that may
lead to disciplinary sanctions which may include suspension or termination.


Date: ______________________________ Place: _____________________________


Member: ___________________________ Badge: _____________________________


Investigator: _______________________      Badge: _____________________________




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                                                                         Addendum #4
                             WEINGARTEN REPRESENTATIVE
                             ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM



I, ____________________________a bargaining unit representative, do hereby acknow1edge my
presence at the interview of_________________________ The aforementioned Principal and I have
been informed of the subject matter of the interview. To the best of my knowledge, I am not
involved in the subject matter of the interview.
I have been afforded the opportunity to consult with the Principal prior to the interview. I
understand that I may be present during the interview and that once the interview has begun, the
Principal and I may not leave the room for the purpose of further consultation. I also understand
that I shall not be permitted to answer questions for the Principal.
Before the interview is concluded, I may assist and consult with the Principal on clarification of
issues and questions/answers which were raised during the interview. If the Principal is advised of
the Miranda Warning, I must leave after he/she is so advised, signs the Miranda Acknowledgment,
and gives his/her response.


Date                        : __________________________________


Bargaining Unit Representative: __________________________________


Investigator                 :___________________________________


Investigation #              :___________________________________




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                                                                          Addendum #5

                     MIRANDA WARNING FORM
    Investigation # _______________________________

                                      Miranda Warning
   1. You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions.
   2. Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law.
   3. You have the right to consult with an attorney at any time and have him present before and
      during questioning.
   4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided if you so desire prior to any
      questioning.
   5. A decision to waive these rights is not final and you may withdraw your waiver whenever
      you wish either before or during questioning.
   I acknowledge that I have been advised of the constitutional rights listed above.




Principal: _______________________________


Advising Officer: _____________________________________


Witnessing Officer: ___________________________________


Date: ________________       Time: __________________

                             Waiver
I have read and understand the rights listed above. I hereby agree to speak about the matter under
investigation without benefit of having an attorney present. I agree to this of my own free will
without having been threatened or abused by any person present. I understand that I may withdraw
my waiver at any time and discontinue the questioning.


Date: _______________________       Time: ___________________________




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                                                                                              1. CASE NO.
             RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT
          INTERNAL INVESTIGATION ATTACHMENT LOG
                                 Addendum #6                                                      PAGE # 1
2. NAME OF COMPLAINANT

3. ATTACHMENT NUMBER     4. DESCRIPTION OF ATTACHMENT




5. DATE                  6. INVESTIGATOR NAME/BADGE NUMBER


CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:         The information contained in this report is privileged and confidential; and is
                                intended for the sole use of the persons or entities who have been authorized by
                                the Chief of Police.
7. REVIEWED BY                                                                    8. DATE



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                                         Addendum #7


       INTERNAL INVESTIGATION COMPLAINT LOG-2006


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