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104.55 Operational Planning


It is the policy of the Denver Police Department that all tactical and covert operations be thoroughlyplanned and that those plans be documented and discussed with all personnel responsible for executing the plan
104.55 Operational Planning

Any high-risk operation that requires a coordinated effort by officers toaccomplish a police objective by use of approved tactics is?????

Tactical Operation
104.55 Operational Planning

Any operation that requires officers to operate in a plainclothes orundercover capacity in order to accomplish a police objective is what???

High-Risk Plainclothes Operation:
104.55 Operational Planning

Investigations or police actions utilizing plainclothes officers and unmarked policecars to surreptitiously conduct surveillance gather evidence or apprehend persons under criminalinvestigation. Examples include but are not limited to: search warrant execution, controlled deliveries,surveillances which are intended to result in the arrest of dangerous persons, robbery stakeouts,property crime stakeouts, etc. Note: the approving command officer must make notification to theaffected Operations Bureau(s) is what?????

Covert Operation:
104.55 Operational Planning

An authorized clandestine criminal investigation involving the use of swornofficers, confidential informants, or other cooperating individuals, in an attempt to actively infiltrateor otherwise covertly gather information or evidence from an individual or group reasonablysuspected of being involved in criminal activity. Examples include but are not limited to: “buy-bust”operations, reverse stings, controlled buys, and murder-for-hire investigations is what????

Undercover Operation:
104.55 Operational Planning

Investigations or operations utilizing uniformed personnel and marked policecars. Plainclothes personnel may also be utilized during a non-covert operation. The objective of thistype of operation is to provide police services that require the coordination of a greater number ofofficers than would be required for a “routine” pre-planned response. Examples include but are notlimited to: high-profile demonstrations, dignitary visits, large public gatherings, parades, festivals, andsporting events is what????

Non-Covert Operations:
104.55 Operational Planning

The highest-ranking command officer having overall authority over theoperation or event is who???

Operation Commander
104.55 Operational Planning

The supervisor or command officer who conducts the Operational Briefingwill be referred to as???

Operation Supervisor:
104.55 Operational Planning

Supervisor Responsibility

The operational plan will be a written synopsis of:

any type of plain-clothes, undercover, orhigh-risk operation where any undercover or cooperating informant is inserted into any locationor event for the purpose of gathering information, intelligence, or evidence.
104.55 Operational Planning

In the absence of exigent circumstances, officers shall not engage in:

any undercover operationunless a lieutenant, acting lieutenant, or other command officer has reviewed and approved therequest for such undercover operation, in writing, prior to the initiation of the undercoveroperation.
104.55 Operational Planning

In the absence of exigent circumstances, a command officer, before implementation, must???

approve all operational plans in writing. In the event that there is an immediate need for atactical operation, i.e. any officer safety, or public safety issues where immediate response isrequired, a command officer approval is not required in advance, but must be obtained as soonas practicable.
104.55 Operational Planning

The immediate supervisor shall be tasked with conducting an ?????? Breifing.

Operational Briefing. The officerwho drafted the operational plan will assist as needed during the briefing. The Immediatesupervisor will assure that all participants are present and attentive at the briefing.
104.55 Operational Planning

The operational briefing will be a????

planning session of all members involved in the tacticaloperation. This briefing will include all pertinent information, which will enhance both theimplementation and safety of the operation. It is imperative that all participating undercoverofficers be available for the briefing so that all team members are familiar with theirappearance. The operational briefing will include all updated intelligence as well as objectivesof the operation.
104.55 Operational Planning

Execution: The Operation Supervisor will:

be charged with the overall responsibility of implementing andexecuting the operational plan.

be in charge of the operationthrough its conclusion.

be in close proximity to the actual operation and will monitor allradio traffic regarding the operation

104.55 Operational Planning

Execution: The Operation Supervisor shall:

a. Authorize or cancel the operation, based on all available information and the provisions ofDenver Police Department Policy.
b. Continually assess the risks and hazards involved in allowing the operation to continue,and make a decision to allow the operation to continue or order it terminated.

c. Communicate with the initiating officer throughout the course of the operation for thepurpose of determining if the goals and objectives of the operation are being met.

d. Communicate with a member of the Denver District Attorney’s Office and/or members ofthe City Attorney’s Office for guidance as needed.

e. Nothing in this section precludes the Operation Commander or the undercover officer fromcanceling the operation at any time.

f. The Operation Supervisor will be tasked with drafting an After Action report detailing policeactions taken in those operations that may draw media attention.

104.55 Operational Planning

Execution:Command Officer Responsibility:

What officer of the initiating officer will review and approve the Operational Plan Briefing, DPD 567 and should address with the supervisor any areas of concern regarding the tactics that are planned?

Commanding Officer

104.55 Operational Planning Execution:Command Officer Responsibility:


The command officer who reviews the completed Operational Briefing plan is responsible tonotify all districts, bureaus, and units that have a need to know of the operation prior to itscommencement. At a minimum an on-duty supervisor or command officer of the district wherethe operation is being conducted, Denver 911, and in the case of a narcotics operation or otherhigh-risk tactical operations that may conflict with narcotics operations, the HIDTA WatchNotification Center will be notified.
104.55 Operational Planning Execution:Command Officer Responsibility:

Because the operational plans are solely for officer safety purposes the commandofficer of the initiating officer shall insure that all copies of the operational plan are ???????? upon completion of the tactical operation.

104.55 Operational Planning Execution:Command Officer Responsibility:

The command officer shall retainthe original copy of the operational plan for a period of????

ninety-days (90). At the end ofthe ninety-days (90), the command officer shall insure that the original operational planis also purged.
104.55 Operational Planning

Vice/Narcotics Operations:

When uniformed officers request the assistance of the Vice/Drug Control Bureau, the followingshall apply:

a. A Vice/Drug Control Bureau supervisor or command officer will have the responsibility toreview all Vice or Drug-Related operations. Any concerns that become known will be addressed with the immediate supervisor of the officer who drafted/presented the plan forconsideration. Operational plans will not be implemented until a consensus is reached.

b. The reviewing Vice/Drug Control Bureau supervisor or designee will confirm that a queryhas been made through the CLEIN system to ensure that the target of an operation is notunder active investigation by another officer, agency or unit. This supervisor will alsoensure that the HIDTA Watch Center has been notified.

c. All department personnel are required to notify the Vice/Drug Control Bureau regarding allVice/Drug-related investigations prior to undertaking any enforcement/investigative action.

d. A Vice/Drug Control Bureau investigator or the officer’s supervisor will accompany anyofficer conducting a drug enforcement-related knock and talk, unless an officer hasreceived adequate training in narcotic investigations, as prescribed by the Deputy Chief ofOperations. This does not prohibit officers from taking appropriate action for on-sightviolations or those detected in the course of routine patrol. If the knock and talk isconsidered high-risk, an Operational Plan and Operational Briefing will be completed. SeeOMS 304.00

104.55 Operational Planning

Undercover Operations involving the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

The on-duty consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be

only where it is absolutelynecessary to maintain the officer's undercover status in an authorized covert investigation. Acommand officer must approve such consumption in advance. The approving supervisor orcommand officer will be present in the field during all such operations and ensure that theconsumption of alcoholic beverages does not result in the officer's inability to perform official policeduties.
104.55 Operational Planning Undercover Operations involving the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

Who will will provide training to officers and supervisors who may need topossess, purchase, or consume alcoholic beverages during the performance of their official duties.The training shall address department policy, officer safety, and specific techniques to minimize theconsumption of alcoholic beverages by the undercover officer. Officers are reminded of theirrequirement to adhere to OMS 304.00 regarding the notification of Vice/Drug Control Bureaupersonnel, prior to the commencement of any Vice/Drug related operation or investigation?

The Vice/Drug Control Bureau
104.55 Operational Planning Undercover Operations involving the Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages

Consumption of Alcohol by an Undercover Officer:

1. The undercover officer must submit an operational plan to his/her command officer describingthe investigation as required in the plan outline. The supervisor will review the operational planfor completeness, with an emphasis on operational soundness and officer safety concerns.

2. The undercover officer will explain the necessity for consuming alcohol during the investigation.The command officer will consider the request and give authorization, if deemed necessary.

3. The undercover officer(s) will be covered by a surveillance team. The operation supervisor willtake into account the totality of the circumstances to determine the composition of this team.The members of this team shall not consume alcoholic beverages during the surveillance.The approving supervisor or command officer will be present during the operation and monitorthe surveillance.

4. The undercover officer(s) will not consume more than one (1) drink per hour nor more thanthree (3) drinks during any assigned duty shift.

5. The supervisor or command officer will meet with the undercover officer(s) immediatelyfollowing the undercover assignment to determine the officer's ability to continue work and/or todrive.

6. Any undercover officer who has consumed any amount of alcohol during an on-duty shift willnot be permitted to participate in any tactical operation. Tactical operations include, but are notlimited to: "buy-bust operations, reverse sting operations, high risk entry search warrants, a'knock & talk' consent search operation, or any operation

7. If the supervisor or command officer determines that the officer is unable to continue to workand/or drive, the officer will be transported to the office. If necessary, the officer will betransported to his/her residence at the conclusion of the shift.

8. The supervisor or command officer will submit a report utilizing Inter-DepartmentalCorrespondence, DPD 200, to the officer's commanding officer, outlining post-operationobservations of the officer. A copy of the operational plan will be attached. The commandingofficer will be responsible to maintain these forms for a period not to exceed six (6) months.

9. Undercover officer(s) will use only official department funds to purchase evidence and alcoholicbeverages. Officers are not permitted to use personal funds or vehicles duringundercover operations.


The purpose of Tactical Event Deconfliction is first and foremost

To ensure officer safety. Secondary tothis is to prevent enforcement and/or investigative conflicts between law enforcement units, bureausand other agencies. The goals are; to reduce duplication of effort, promote the exchange of informationcrucial to multi-unit, multi-jurisdictional operations and investigations; and to coordinate units, bureausand agencies with common interests. Tactical Event Deconfliction must be performed as part ofOperational Planning, pursuant to DPD OMS 104.55 (Operations Planning). The purpose of this policyis to provide guidance for the Denver Police Department in the responsible and effective use ofavailable software to insure safety during enforcement operations.

Keeping in mind the Denver Police Department’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the principleobjectives of Tactical Event Deconfliction include:

1. Enhancing public safety in areas where the safety and security of our citizens are at risk;2. Preventing and deterring crime;

3. Reducing the risk of operational and/or investigative conflict;

4. Identifying criminal activity;

5. Identifying suspects and gathering evidence;

6. Documenting police actions to safeguard citizens and police officers;

7. Improving the allocation and deployment of law enforcement resources.


Information obtained from Tactical Event Deconfliction RiSSafe use will be used exclusively for:

pubic safety and law enforcement purposes. Information in any form obtained through the use ofthe RiSSafe application will be handled according to accepted departmental procedures and legalrules governing the handling of evidence and criminal justice records. Dissemination of suchinformation should be conducted in accordance with applicable departmental procedures, State,and Federal laws.
104.56 TACTICAL EVENT DECONFLICTION POLICY A law enforcement event which occurs either at the same location, time, or hascommon suspects with another unit, bureau, or agency. These types of conflicting events often areunknown to the receiving jurisdiction.
Event Conflict:

The coordination of any number of law enforcement events, whichmay have the potential to involve conflicting times, geographic areas, or suspects. Also known asEvent Deconfliction.

Tactical Event Deconfliction:

Undercover operations toinclude but not limited to; controlled buys, reverse stings, controlled deliveries, arrest warrants,search warrants, consent searches, stationary surveillances, staging locations, mobile surveillance,clandestine lab site, undercover meetings, & storefront operations.

Law enforcement events needing Tactical Event Deconfliction:

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Tactical Deconfliction application.This program is administered through the local RISS Center – the Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN). RiSSafe software is a secure, permission based application. The RISS Programis funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of JusticeAssistance. RISSafe was created by RISS to provide a national event Deconfliction service for lawenforcement as officer safety is a key element in the information sharing environment.


The Rocky Mountain Information Network. RMIN is the regional RISS Center, supportingColorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming & portions of Canada.


The RiSSafe Tactical Event Deconfliction PowerPoint, accessedthrough the department’s intranet page.

RiSSafe Training PowerPoint:

Staffed location where event Tactical Deconfliction can be telephonicallyrelayed and entered into RiSSafe. This watch center is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week

RISSafe Watch Center:

The Denver 911 call center, located at 950Josephine St. Denver, CO.

Combined Communications Center (CCC):

Required Information to enter or inform personnel at the RiSSafe Watch Center:

1. Date and time frame of operation, target(s) names;

2. Address of the operation, including zip code;

3. Type of operation;

4. Staging Location;

5. Primary agency conducting the operation and any other participating agencies;

6. Case agent’s name and office phone, cellular phone number;

7. Alternate point of contact, including office phone and cellular phone number;

8. Specify the radius of event (a one-tenth to five mile


If no conflict is detected by RISSafe, the information is stored in the application for

the life of theevent.

If a conflict is detected, the application can electronically notify the involved parties (via email/textmessage) and in all cases the

appropriate RISSafe Watch Center will contact the involved parties(via phone) and advise them that a conflict has been detected.
104.56 TACTICAL EVENT DECONFLICTION POLICY It is mandatory to additionally contact the
Combined Communications Center (CCC) either by radioor telephone as to location(s), times, and officers involved for the law enforcement event. Thereporting officer will inform the Combined Communications Center supervisor of the time and thelocation of the intended operation. The Combined Communications Center supervisor will ensurethat officers who are dispatched to the area are not unnecessarily exposed to danger, while at thesame time not jeopardizing the operation or the safety of the officers involved.It is mandatory that officers keep the Combined Communications Center and the RISSafe WatchCenter informed of any changes that occur during the operation, such as times, locations, and spinoffoperations.

Supervisors of the operation are required to insure that

the Event Deconfliction has beenaccomplished; adjustments to the operation are communicated through RiSSafe and the Denver 911call center and are documented on the Operational Plan