4501:2-6-05 Equipment.

(A) Care of equipment

(1) A member shall be responsible and accountable for any equipment assigned or placed under his/her control.

(2) A member shall not intentionally or negligently damage, abuse or misuse any equipment.

(3) A member shall keep all assigned equipment in good condition and ready for immediate use.

(4) A member shall not modify or alter any division equipment nor install any accessories on said equipment without authorization from a supervisor.

(5) A member shall immediately report any damage or loss of division equipment to a supervisor.

(B) Use of equipment

(1) A member shall not use division equipment or facilities except in the performance of official duties.

(2) A member shall not permit persons to enter or be transported in division motor equipment unless it is part of his/her official duties or when directed to do so by a supervisor.

(3) A member shall not permit any person to use or operate division equipment unless:

(a) It is necessary during an emergency condition, or

(b) The member has been authorized to do so by a supervisor, or

(c) It is a necessary part of authorized repairs or maintenance.

(4) A member shall, while on duty, carry the division issued firearm for which proficiency has been established in accordance with division directives.

(5) A member, while on duty, may carry a second handgun in accordance with division directives.

(6) A member, while on duty, shall not carry or use any unauthorized equipment without the prior approval of the superintendent.

(C) Wearing the uniform

(1) A member shall wear all uniform equipment according to the directives established by the superintendent.

(2) A member shall not wear any unauthorized equipment without prior supervisory approval.

(3) A member shall not wear any uniform equipment to any personal or private activity unless authorized to do so by a supervisor.

(D) Motor vehicle and aircraft operation

(1) A member shall operate all division motor vehicles and aircraft in accordance with all applicable laws and directives. A member shall operate motor vehicles and aircraft in a careful and prudent manner.

Effective: 04/29/2011
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: R.C. 5503.03
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 5503.03
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/67, 3/24/84, 8/9/91, 2/1/96, 1/8/00