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310.20, Retaliation Prohibited


310.20, Retaliation Prohibited


  • DIR 344.00 Prohibited Discrimination



  • In order to ensure all members have the opportunity to perform their duties to their fullest potential, it is essential that a supportive working environment be maintained. This environment must be free from fear of retaliation in any manner. Retaliation may occur for such reasons as, but not limited to: 
    • Reporting misconduct. 
    • Testifying against a fellow Bureau member. 
    • Testifying at a criminal or civil trial. 


  • In order to maintain community credibility it is essential that citizens do not fear retaliation by Bureau members. Retaliation may occur for such reasons as, but not limited to: 
    • Demonstrating one’s constitutional rights.
    • Reporting misconduct. 
    • Questioning the legality of a member’s actions. 
    • Asking for a member’s name and/or Bureau I.D. number. 


  • All members will refrain from any acts of retaliation. These acts include, but are not limited to: 
    • Refusal to provide backup or support. 
    • Creation of a hostile work environment.
    • Intimidation or ridicule. 
    • Inappropriate jokes, remarks or gestures.


  • Because members have a responsibility for promoting a retaliation-free work environment, supervisors have the responsibility of ensuring that all employees are informed of the seriousness of retaliation and its consequences.