Interns are required to obey all State and local laws. Additionally, the following program rules must be obeyed. Violation of State or local laws and/or program rules shall be cause for removal from the program.
Safety: Interns must be situationally aware and conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times. Unsafe acts or conditions must be reported to the Shift/Unit supervisor and our Internship Coordinator as soon as possible.
Confidentiality: Interns shall treat the office business of the Department as confidential and shall not disseminate information regarding departmental business or operations unless expressly permitted by supervisory staff.
Weapons: Interns are prohibited from carrying weapons or handcuffs of any type.
Enforcement Action: Interns are prohibited from taking any type of enforcement action. Interns shall not at anytime represent themselves as sworn officers.
I.D. Badges: Interns must have their Identification Badge clearly displayed when entering the building and during scheduled work hours (except when impractical or detrimental to the progress of criminal investigations). Lost or stolen I.D. badges must be immediately reported to our Internship Coordinator. Interns are required to return I.D. badges at the completion of the program.
Conduct: Interns shall not at any time engage in unbecoming conduct which tends to discredit the Department.
Courtesy: Interns shall not use profane or intentionally insulting or degrading language or actions toward any other member of the Department or to any citizen. Interns shall be courteous and tactful in the performance of their duties and shall promptly respond to all reasonable requests for assistance. Interns shall refer to sworn staff members by their appropriate rank and last name.
Punctuality and Attendance: Interns are required to punctually report for work and assigned duties. Time off from work shall be coordinated with our Internship Coordinator at least three days in advance. In the event of an illness or emergency which prevents attendance, contact the supervisor in your assigned unit prior to the work shift.
Appearance: Interns represent the Normal Police Department and shall maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance, with attire and foot wear that is appropriate for an office work environment (business casual).
Supervisors may allow adjustments to this rule for certain work situations when appropriate.
Absolutely NO; sandals, flip-flops, shorts, cut-offs, T-shirts, clothing with offensive wording, logos or images.
Parking: Interns will be given a parking permit valid for the dates of their internship. Intern parking is available in the spaces marked Permit Parking in the lot north of the police building.
Driving of City Vehicles: Interns driving city vehicles shall pay strict adherence to traffic laws and shall wear seat belts when driving or riding.
I have read the above and understand a violation of State or local laws and/or program rules shall be cause for removal from the internship program.
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