After an arrest is made, knowledge of the criminal act(s) as well individual(s) who have participated in the criminal act then becomes public knowledge. The Albany Police Department's Public Information Officer produces bi-weekly arrests and responses for the public on the company website under the link titled "Police Blotter." Information will include the criminal act, the name, age, and address of the individual, as well as the location and time of the criminal act. However, criminal arrests which involve juveniles (those under the age of 18) will not disclose names. The Albany Police Department is compliant with the Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), therefore medical information including medical background or history of the individuals will not be revealed on the police blotter. The police blotter will never reveal the names of the victims, as it is our job to protect those who have been criminalized.
Harassment is a direct violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the core values of Albany's police department. Harassment is unwelcomed and creates a hostile or uncomfortable work environment. No one has the right to make someone else uncomfortable by jeopardizing their name, honor, integrity, or safety.
[...] Script for orienting new employees Welcome Statement We, in Human Resources, feel that it is important to address some sensitive issues during your early employment with the Albany Police Department to prevent any grey area. The information presented here includes privacy concerns, harassment in the workplace, and immigration. Although discussion is welcomed, the information presented is clear as to what we, in Human Resources and the Albany Police Department expects for all employees, old and new. Privacy Concerns After an arrest is made, knowledge of the criminal act(s) as well individual(s) who have participated in the criminal act then becomes public knowledge. [...]
[...] If harassment is suspected individuals may file a claim with the Human Resources Department located at: Albany Police Department, Center Station 536 Western Avenue Suite 102 Albany, NY 12203 (518) 458-5660 Immigration With new state and Federal laws in place since 9/11, it is our duty as law enforcement officials to help aid in the efforts against illegal immigration of individuals. All individuals and any information including alias' uncovered in an investigation will be turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Again at this time I would like to bring up the educational bonus for learned language(s). As stated in the selection process narrative, officers can earn bonuses up to $ with every learned foreign language. Resources Used: Bohlander, G. [...]
[...] Harassment is unwelcomed and creates a hostile or uncomfortable work environment. No one has the right to make someone else uncomfortable by jeopardizing their name, honor, integrity, or safety. “Examples of actions that may create sexual hostile environment harassment include: Leering, i.e., staring in a sexually suggestive manner Making offensive remarks about looks, clothing, body parts Touching in a way that may make an employee feel uncomfortable, such as patting, pinching or intentional brushing against another's body Telling sexual or lewd jokes, hanging sexual posters, making sexual gestures, etc. [...]
[...] W., & Snell, S. A., (2007). Managing human resources (14th ed.). Florence, KY: Thomson Learning Higher Education. Federal Communications Commission (2008). Understanding Workplace Harassment. Retrieved November 1,2009 from http://www.fcc.gov/owd/understanding- harassment.html. [...]
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