001.00 FILES – DIVISION/PRECINCT/UNIT
This filing system will apply to all Bureau and RU files. This system will not include crime and information files maintained by specialized units, (i.e., Drugs and Vice, Internal Affairs, etc). In addition, the personal files of managers are not affected.
Bureau and RU files are organized information maintained by each RU containing written material related to policy and procedures in the directives and other information pertinent to the RU’s operation. The material contained within these files may also contain correspondence, research data, brochures, inter-agency information, visual aids, training information, intelligence notes or any information relevant to the operation of the RU. Files will be reviewed and purged each year during the month of January.
Section Numbers (001.00)
The filing system incorporates numbered tabbed file dividers. The following numbered tabs correspond to the directives’ section numbering system:
000 Manual Organization/Filing Manual
100 Bureau Organization
200 Personnel/General Administration
600 Field Operations
900 Report Writing
1300 Special Orders
1400 Executive Orders
1500 Training Education/Bulletins
3000 Division/Precinct Miscellaneous Files
Mandatory Sub-Sections (001.00)
In conjunction with the directives’ section numbers, there are sub-sections relative to most of the RUs. In order to ensure continuity, these sub-sections have been assigned specific numbers and will be used by those involved with the filing system. Any of the sub-sections may be further sub-divided. Refer to the section on Filing Procedures for an example.
001.00 Filing Manual
600.3 Special Events
700.1 Tactical Areas of Responsibility
RU Filing Manual – Section (001.00)
Each RU using this filing system will maintain an alphabetical cross index and section number index. These cross-indexes and a copy of this directive will make up the RU’s Filing Manual Section 001.00.
When assigning file numbers, any material to be filed that directly relates to a policy or procedure in the directives will be assigned the same directive section number. For example, the Section 630.30 of the directives that deals with ride-alongs under the Bureau filing system could be further broken down by the RU’s by adding 630.30.1 Ride-Alongs – Accepted and 630.31.02 Ride-Alongs – Refused.
Material relating to a section number, but not corresponding to a specific directive, will be numbered with a section number and a decimal designation. For example, RUs wishing to file information on the armory will find there is no specific decimal breakdown for Armories. However, the subject matter relates to Section 1000 Weapons/Ammunition/Personal Equipment and armory information could be filed immediately behind the 1000 divider and would be assigned number, 1000.0 Armory. For another example, Central Precinct could assign numbers to specific parks under the 600.0 Parks subsection by giving them number 600.2.1 for Washington Park and 600.2.2 for Council Crest Park.
Section 3000 is designated for each RU use to file material not logically related to Bureau section numbers. The decimal numbering system should be used within the 3000 series when organizing the file. For example, 3000.1 Annexations, 3000.1.1 Johns Subdivision and 3000.1.2 Smith Subdivision.
Incorrect Numbering (001.00)
Except when numbering files in conjunction with a directive section number, RUs will assign numbers only as described above. For example, 630.30 Community Policing Citizen Ride-Along Program. Assigning the number 630.31 to a file relating to Ride-alongs would be incorrect. 630.30.1 Ride-alongs accepted would be the correct file number assignment.